Update: Well, my trip was pretty nice but I have to admit that I had no idea that the hosts of the conference would keep us as busy as they did. I rarely left the hotel which is really discouraging. I did have a couple of locally-made IPAs and I also had the Marble Red a couple of times and it was very nice. I was actually at dinner with a guy from the conference who was from Germany and he followed my lead and got the Marble Red. He said it was nice but then said to me (after we had discussed that I brewed beer) something like, "this beer is flavored with someting, yes?" and I laughed and said, "Hops?". He laughed, took a sip and said, "I don't know... I taste someting different". The bar in the hotel had Sam Adams Oktoberfest so I did have a number of those and my German friend said that it was NOT "Oktoberfest". Anyway, the guys at LaCumbre actually emailed me back and said they would try to give me a tour of the brewery if they had someone available but I had to respond by telling them that my free time was practically zero. Oh well, another time I suppose. Thanks gang.