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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words


The 2nd Annual 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party
Festivals March 13, 2003      
Written by beerdedbastard


Willoughby, OHIO -



The following photographs chronicle the events of March 8, 2003 at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. No names have been changed to protect the guilty.

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$20 dollars got you in, a glass and tickets for 4-4oz samples. Additional tickets were $1 dollar. Belgian glassware and whole bottles were available for multiple tickets as well.
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A view of the beer cellar of nearly 60 different festival beers.
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Tomme Arthur and Tom Nickle, 2 of the event organizers.
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“Brother” Tom checks the beer wheel. The wheel was spun to determine which beer you would get to sample.
Or you could choose from the opened bottles or a list of draft beers available as well.
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Tomme Arthur pours for the thirsty crowd.
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As did a few special guests like Dave Keane from Toronado in San Francisco…
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And Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River.
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The glasses lined up for a taste from the special 3-liter bottles, opened
every hour.
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And Vinnie enjoyed the yeast shot himself!
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"It’s almost noon" DaSilky roars…
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12:20 and the DaSilky slide begins.
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Beerguy101 and Drunkasaskunk with a growing bottle collection.
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Ratebeerians gather at the table…"it’s 12:47, where has DaSilky gone ???"
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"Oh well, who cares…MORE BEER for us!"
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“Brother” Tom takes a moment to enjoy one of the
many brews available
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The remains…
Sadly, it only lasted 12 hours. That went by way to quickly.
Good friends, good brews, (and some debauchery too…) what
more could you ask for? It always leaves me waiting for next year.
I vote for a 365 day Belgian Fest!!!!

Cheers to Tom, Tomme and Jeff for organizing another
awesome event.
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<P><P>Beerded Bastard


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