The Session #46, An Unexpected Discovery


The Session is a monthly get-together of beer bloggers all posting on a common topic, and yours truly is hosting the next one! The Session was started by Stan Hieronymous and Jay Brooks, and has been around for almost 3 years. It's produced some great topics and some great posts, so go check out the past Sessions here.

I recently drove out to Colorado for a concert, and realized this was a perfect opportunity to stop at as many "beer destinations" as I could. I researched, plotted routes, looked at maps, and generally planned the entire trip around beer. What I was surprised to find was that despite all the amazing stops I planned, one of the best beer experiences of the trip was completely accidental. I found great beer in the last place I thought to look for it.

Has this happened to you? Maybe you stumbled upon a no-name brewpub somewhere and found the perfect pale ale. Maybe, buried in the back of your local beer store, you found a dusty bottle of rare barleywine. Perhaps a friend turned you on to a beer that changed your mind about a brewery or a style. Write about a beer experience that took you by surprise.

So here's how it works: write a post based on this topic on December 3rd, then post a link to your blog in the comments section here. I'll post a "roundup" of everyone's posts the next day. That's it!

12 comments:

The Beer Nut said...

Here's my post. Thanks for hosting!

Tom said...

Here is the Lug Wrench post for Session #46. Thanks for hosting!

http://www.lugwrenchbrewing.com/2010/12/session-46-unexpected-malt-discovery.html

Derrick Peterman said...

Look forward to hearing all the stories. Here's my post:

http://beer-runner.blogspot.com/2010/12/session-46-nothings-shocking.html

Thanks for hosting!

Derrick

Stan Hieronymus said...

Thanks for sparking some memories:

http://appellationbeer.com/blog/session-46-great-beer-finds/

Beer PHXation said...

Here's the BeerPHXation unexpected discovery.

Lew Bryson said...

Well, I actually blogged about just this topic back in August, so why waste it?!

http://lewbryson.blogspot.com/2010/08/surprised-in-boonies.html

Simon Johnson said...

Still can't get over how unexpected my unexpected discoveries were! Thanks for hosting.

http://www.reluctantscooper.co.uk/2010/12/session-46-unexpected-discovery.html

Bob said...

Here's my contribution ->
Bir & Fud. Thanks for hosting.

Greg said...

Here's my contribution:
http://www.pourcurator.com/2010/12/session-46-corporate-campaigns-by.html

Nice topic, though it was a little tricky for me to keep thematic.

Thanks for hosting Mike!
-Greg

J said...

Mike, thanks for hosting, here's mine:

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/session-46-an-unexpected-discovery/

Cheers,

J

Jon said...

My post on The Brew Site is here. Thanks for hosting this month!

- Jon

Mark said...

Thanks for hosting! My post is here:

http://beer.kaedrin.com/2010/12/the-session-and-ommegang-adoration-ale.html