Saturday, November 03, 2007

Brewery on the run...

Its 4:38 am. Back in my rock n' roll days, it seemed that if you were doing an overnight drive to some distant city to play a gig paying less money than the cost of gas to get there, you could always find Band on the Run on some classic rock station at 3 am. Somehow, it made it seem ok. When I'm pulling an all nighter now, I still try to find the tune, it's very Zen, or something.

Tonight was the first night of the Ottawa Wine and Food Show, the only alcohol-related showcase I know of in the area (although I hear the organizers of the Guy Show are looking to start a beer-related Ottawa show soon.) From noon till 9 I was slinging 4 oz samples of beer to people begging me to serve them 8 oz … and I wish I could, but I don’t make the rules.

Serving size complaints aside, I love doing sampling shows. It's so much fun to get instant feedback directly from the customer; a real pat on the back. This is our second time doing the show and it's incredibly fun, super hard on the back and feet and I still have to get a regular days work in overnight to keep the wheels turning at Beau’s. Tomorrow night I’ll be heading out with Jason and Mike from Cameron’s Brewing Co. to support them at their event at the Highlander. Jason and Mike also came to visit us at Beau’s the other night and have promised to post up some rather embarrassing photos of their visit.

So, I guess I’ll get back to working on the stuff I’m supposed to be doing so that I can get an hour or two sleep in before my daughters wake up and start jumping on my head. Cheers, Steve

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