Ya know, people are always less impressed with me after they meet me.....
My wife and I drove up from California to visit Big Brew 2005 at Denny's. The whole experience with the group of brewers that were there that day as well as the whole charm of the Eugene area sold us that that is where we wanted to call home. By October of that year we had backed up our bags and moved to that area. The people that we met that day and the days following that are now our lifetime friends.
Sorry I did not make it out there this year. With the nice weather we have been having, things in the vineyard have really taking off. I was thinking of you though.