Once again our annual quest for our favorite beer was successful (and chilly). After a late night drive to Winston Salem, Manfred and I had or first taste of this year’s incarnation of Foothills Brewing’s Sexual Chocolate Stout at the brewery. Then we camped out in sub-freezing temperatures on the sidewalk with a hundred or so fellow footheads in anticipation of the bottle release on Saturday at 10:00 AM. It was quieter than the previous years, and so I actually got 3 or 4 hours of sleep.
When the brewery opened at 8:00, a couple hundred footheads were pretty glad to get warm sausage biscuits and a nice breakfast beer. Finally at 10:00 we each purchased our four 22-ounce bottles. On our way out, we ran into Jamie and some of the other Foothills crew and we hung out for a little chat. Around noon we headed back.