In a taxi to the San Diego airport after the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference, the driver apologized for the unseasonably hot and humid weather.
It was in the low-80s. And breezy. All week.
There’s no doubt about it: If you’re a writer who happens to love beer, it doesn’t get much better than the Beer Bloggers Conference. And if the conference goes down in the endlessly sunny and beer-soaked city of San Diego, well, no complaints here.
This was my second BBC, as it’s known, and although I missed some once-in-a-lifetime events back at the brewery – NASCAR great Jeff Gordon stopping in for a tour and tasting and a Guided by Voices show – I was happy to be among some of the most passionate people in the beer world. Some highlights:
Beer, breweries and perfect weather aside, the real highlight of #BBC14 was the bloggers. We poured an IPA vertical, our summer seasonal Festina Peche and Saison du BUFF (our 3-way collab with Stone and Victory) at Saturday night’s Beer Social, and getting to know folks like Toby Williams from Beer Coasters, Owen Ogletree from Brewtopia, Liz Garibay from History on Tap, Emma Christensen from The Kitchn and Mike Besser, the infamous BrewDad, is what keeps us coming back for more. (Check out the whole gang here.)
So … will we see you in Asheville next July for #BBC15?