I tried to introduce myself to hopfenundmalz at least a half dozen times, but always someone was talking to him. Popular guy.
Combination of the conference in my state, and I have been going for a long time (9th a NHC). It is about the people you get to be friends with. That is what we look forward to each year, seeing the people we know from around the country.
I was busier than usual. My wife was crazy busy the whole conference, she did 18 hours of work. She was head steward, poured for the BJCP exam and Reception on Wed, and poured for a couple of talks.
Figured out who you are. We sat a few tables apart for the banquet, and congratulations on the Gold and Silver medals. Thought you were going to be the Ninkasi winner.