Thursday, November 5, 2009

Odds and Ends

Did any of you watch the Stella Artois World Draught Master Competition that I wrote about awhile back? I had my money on the American, but the winner turned out to be a woman from New Zealand. Avril Maxwell wowed the crowd and the judges and took the crown for 2009. Part of her prize is a twenty country tour, where she will visit bars as a Stella Artois brand ambassador. The downside is that the bars are all Coyote Ugly and Hooters franchises, and she must pull a double shift at every bar.

For those of you who didn't attend the Deschutes Jubelale art show at O'Niell's Event Space on Monday, you missed out. Not only did we get to see the great artwork from years of Jubelale lables, we also were treated to free food- hot food at that, with covered silver holding trays and sternos and everything. It was like being in one of those luxury boxes at a sporting event, only instead of sports we had a wall full of art. I can live with that trade-off, as there was plenty of Deschutes on tap, including the Obsidian Stout on nitro draft, which was a rare treat. I also enjoyed the Inversion IPA (where have you ever seen that on tap in ABQ?), and the just released Jubelale 2009.

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