As another Tribe season goes the way of Bomont (no dancing - c'mon, stay with me here), we turn our attention to things with a greater likelihood of payoff. And with more universal appeal.
Attention beer fans: the annual Craft Brewers Conference descends upon Washington, DC at the end of March. Breweries from around the nation (and the world, as far as I know) come to town to show their wares and tantalize with their tipples (it's early - at least I tried, unlike our friend at Sentence of Dave).
There's an embarrassment of brewing riches headed this way, but one event in particular stands out for the G:TB family. On Friday, March 29, at Scion Restaurant, the good people of Oskar Blues Brewery host 'Dale's Dirty Dozen'. Dale himself will be in the house, offering tastes of 11 draft brews and oSKAr the G’Rauch Smoked IPA, a collaboration with Ska Brewing Company.
The event happens to coincide with the Sweet Sixteen matchups in the Midwest and South Regionals, allowing us to combine two of our passions. Great beer, March hoops? I don't see a downside.
Who knows - maybe I'll drink enough to forget the idea of comparing the 2013-14 Tribe with Ren McCormack.