GABF brewers' diaries
Flossmoor Station - July 31
The confirmation packet comes from the AOB and let's us know we've been
confirmed. Many many years ago I got into the habit of sending in my
entry form the very first day it was allowed. I am positive that more
than once Flossmoor Station was the first brewery to get it's entry to
the AOB office. Having beer on the festival floor is just one of the
great things about being a brewer period. I can't even imagine what it
would be like to not have that privilege.
This year I get my wish and Flossmoor Station gets selected to pour in
the GABF Beer Garden. They've asked for lots of beer, 2½ barrels of
each brand, though for two of them we can only send one due to limited
supply. It will be bittersweet as this will be my last GABF with
Flossmoor Station. It's fitting though to enjoy it in the Beer Garden
giving folks the chance to try a generous pour of my "work." This would
probably be a great time for me to acknowledge the effort of Jessica
Gottlob at the AOB. Jessica is always willing to help and has always
easily resolved whatever "deal" there was. For that matter Erin, Kate and
Monica all have as well they are a great group of people that have made
the choice to work with some of the pickiest people I can think
of ... brewers!
Thank all of you for your help, support and friendship!