I spent a great afternoon with a friend at the Oregon Brewers Festival today, sampling micro brews. I have 3 tokens left out of 12, and I repeated tastes of two of the beers, so I must have tried 7. My two favorites were Flying Fish Love Fish Abbey Dubbel, which was very smooth and a touch sweet, with cherries, almonds, and malt; and a raspberry-flavored very light and highly carbonated beer, which was a bit like drinking hard raspberry cider.
And I had a brat, and some feta dip with pitas, and lots of water, and my friend and I had a good long chat about our lives. It was great!