Well, sitting in my seventh floor hotel room in downtown Portland and getting ready for a busy beer-filled day. I am here with Chadd, the organizer for Sacramento's local "Hop Heads" beer enthusiast group, and together we'll begin the day by walking to Rogue's tap room for breakfast with the brewers. After we've had our fill there we'll join in the annual parade to the waterfront playing kazoos and feeling happy to be here. Finally, around 1pm the liquid bread will begin to flow and we'll all feel like we've witnessed something special - and surely we will have.
Camera charged. Handheld mic ready. Comfy shoes on foot. This will be a good day.