Here's what the front of the line looked like:
|Looking west on 4th street.|
And from the other direction:
|Brewery is white bldg just to left of parking kiosk sign.|
This was taken at 9:15 am. Doors and taps were to open at 11 am, so still plenty of anticipation time ahead.
|Matt seems to be reading the posted crowd instructions.|
These two guys came in from Denver, CO, especially for this event. They plan to hit several other local breweries over the weekend. Ed Smith, left in the photo, has never tasted Pliney the Younger before. Both are IPA fans, especially those of Oskar Blue Brewing.
|Missed the name of Colorado dude on the right. Sorry,|
Other sights along the line:
|End of the line was down the block and around this corner.|
|Katy Molnar arrived at 7:30am, well prepared for the wait.|
|Media was out in force, interviewing brewers.|
|Probably wondering, "what's all the fuss?"|
|Marc, right, will be trying Pliney the Younger for the first time.|
|Staff commemorating the event with self portraits!|
And as the morning sun rose slowly (way too slowly for some) over the rooftops along 4th street, I left the yearning crowd to their wait, knowing that the "beer of the Gods" will make it all worthwhile.
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