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Monday, January 23, 2017

Good morning crew,

So the PAWS fund-raiser turned out to be a lot more tame (a-hem) than last year. In fact, the event resembled a wedding more than anything else.

There was reserved seating at numbered tables, a wait staff served ricotta and spinach stuffed chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans, and there was an annoying guy who kept making speeches nobody wanted to listen to.

There was even a crappy three piece band that played boring, depressing, moody music all night, but unlike a wedding they didn't play 'Shout' or 'The Hokey Pokey' once.

I think I liked it better when it was a little more chaotic.

The one consistency with last year's 'Bark-n-Brew' was all of the beer vendors. There was a pretty good crowd represented, and it took a bit of work, but I managed to work my way through all of them. I say 'work' because a lot of these little, local breweries produce some challenging beer to drink.

I recall one beer that actually stuck to the roof of my mouth. But that was toward the end of the night and I may have been drinking gravy at that point.

On the other hand, one of the vendors was serving a rather heady stout, and with each sample glass they served they gave you a shish kabob of candied bacon to complement the beer.

It's never a wasted night when you get candied bacon and beer.

Laugh it up,


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