I was talking with one guy at the airport and he said he bus tour driver didn't seem to know where he was going. There was one point they came to an overpass but the bus couldn't go under, so he had them walk a half mile to the brew pub (supposed to go to the production brewery) while he found a way around.
I attended the Brewery Vivant dinner, which was pretty good from a food stand point and excellent from the beer side (many Red Coq jokes all night long).
I also attended the Bacon and Beer brunch, which I felt was a little underwhelming. It was nice to have a small group chat with the like of John Palmer and Ken Schramm, but I would have liked to see more bacon. Even one of the guys from AIH thought the bacon was lacking and they setup the event.
The BN party was fun (I hope John Palmer didn't break something on that tumble to first). I had the VIP, which was ok for the money and included a shirt (which I always buy anyways)...although I got to try a couple beers I've never had before that weren't on the field. One beer I had to dump (Train Wreck...undrinkable. Hopefully it didn't kill any grass).
We got to "Pro-Night" about a 1/2 hour late, so we missed the opening speech (which a friend of ours said it was like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher) and all the food was gone except some chips (no cheese).
Club night was awesome as always, with my best favorite beers being F$%* your Face, and a Flanders Red at the Daniel Fick's booth. Hung out with the Red Ledge Brewers for a while since the VP is someone we communicate with on Twitter and the BN constantly...even got a t-shirt and a growler.
The banquet was great, but yes the sound sucked. Worst thing I saw...when they started letting people in, someone dropped their tote bag full of beer and smashed them...I felt bad. At least the concrete floor makes for an easy cleanup.
I like the ticket line so there weren't 1500 people all being let in a once and causing a stampede, like in Philly. That was a big, hot, sweaty mess.