On Saturday, Mark and I attended the 2013 Chicago Beer Festival with our friends, Braden and Mandy. We had the chance to sample over 60 craft breweries, though admittedly I think we only got to about 20 (have to check my Untappd app 😉 )
I also had a nice surprise while wandering around from table to table. Not only did I see Flesk Brewing – the local brewery that Mark and I had tried at Harvest Fest – but I discovered that I know of the brewer’s wife. We had been in Indian Princesses together when we were really young (Go Nez Pierce!), and had attended the same high school. Small world!
Mark and I were thankful to have attended with veterans of the Beer Festival and were told to bring pretzel necklaces ahead of time. They were a perfect snack while sipping our way around the festival. I can’t tell you how many people came up to ask us where we bought them… seriously considering opening a booth next year that sells only pretzel necklaces.
But why stop there? I’m always impressed by food innovators – why not create food necklaces for events other than beer tastings? Move over gourmet doughnuts, food necklaces may be the next big thing.