Any of you readers live within 100 miles of Pembroke Pines? Yes I realize that you can't live in the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas. You ever heard of Garrett Oliver? Of course you have because you are loyal regulars! Take two deep breaths. One...... Two.......
As the Unofficial Non-Foursquare Mayor of Total Wine Pembroke Pines (which means I am a regular), I'd like to announce a spectacular event. You can meet me there any time, please schedule, but the day I'm suggesting you should be there is August 24, 2010. Bring your books and gear to be autographed. Because you are going to do a tasting of Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Brown, Local 1, and Local 2 with Brooklyn Brewery's Brewmaster Garrett Oliver! Did you hear me? Garrett Oliver will be here for a very special and rare free public appearance! As the author of "The Brewmaster's Table" and foremost authority on beer and food pairing in the United States, Garrett will also be teaching you what foods will pair best with your sampling.
On top of all that awesomeness, Garrett will also be happy to sign Brooklyn bottles you purchase or copies of his book that you bring in. So what I'm saying is... Dark Lord Day? Pfft. GABF? Whatever! This is a must attend event!
Here are the details:
Where: Total Wine Pembroke Pines
When: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:30-7:30pm Update 5/4/2010 The time is updated. You can thank Ed Roberts for that extra half hour when you see him there!
What: You didn't really ask me that did you?
There is also rumor of a Total Wine Associates-Only opportunity to meet and hear a presentation from Garrett before the public event. This could be a good time to look into employment with them. Personally, I am so super excited and can't wait to tell Garrett how much I love his Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse.
Finally, since this is a serious announcement, I'd like to name my two sources and thank them for tipping me off. Thanks to Ed Roberts, Assistant Manager at Total Wine in Fort Lauderdale, and to Rich Nowak, Regional Brand Manager for The Brooklyn Brewery. The two of them worked together to make this event happen so be sure to thank them as well. I guess the event just became officially confirmed too, as they both told me practically simultaneously last night! Super awesome! I'll see you there.