I've just got back home from Boston. It may have been short, but it was certainly sweet.
Let's start with the beer: Pretty Things KK. Beautiful dark colour and citrusy aroma which, because the hops are English, also has earthy tones, too. Very complex and unlike anything I've had before. And scarily drinkable for a beer of almost 8% ABV. At the launch, it was available in four forms: handpulled, handpulled with a sparkler, gravity from a wooden cask and on CO2 pressure. They were all pretty good, but I had a slight preference for the sparkler version. Must be all those years I lived in Yorkshire.
I met loads of very nice people, who treated me very kindly. Dann, Martha and Jim from Pretty Things were great hosts.Will at Cambridge Brewing, Max and the crew at Deep Ellum, the gang at Lord Hobo. All were great fun. It was perfect for me. I could talk about beer non-stop without anyone falling asleep or blowing their brains out. Almost forgot the Trappist monks. Funny, funny guys.