Yes of course. Our first photo has to be a group shot of us stranded in the middle of Main Street. It's only appropriate that we start our journey this way. How else do we describe the feeling of isolation in our industry if we didn't connect with each other on a regular basis.
In between horrible rainy cold weather and crazy snow storm, we were gifted a beautiful Friday afternoon where the sun reaching down on us giving us the perfect backdrop for our first Beer Tour meetup. It was a simple idea conceived over lunch to put a social event to attract minded individuals and see how we can push the boundaries of creativity and disruption. Especially in our industry, both boundaries needs to be pushed. Beside this indirect agenda, our direct agenda was to have to good time, share a few drinks, and have a bunch of good laughs.
Our first meeting place, Faculty Brewing Co. This is a small craft brewery and they had some cool beer. The names and numbers associated with the beer indicates the complexity of the drink. The higher the number associated with the beer, the more adventurous it is. I am lucky to know most of the people coming to this event, and it's great that new friendship forming.
New friends getting to know each other.
Distributors and suppliers mixing.
Rich and Carrie having a discussion.
Carrie and Peter having an in depth discussion.
We soon left Faculty for our next stop. It was a walking tour and it worked really well. We didn't have to cram into a truck, and there was lots to lively discussions and excitement from hanging out.