**We were a little concerned that we might look like chumps because we work for a brewery that doesn't currently "produce beer" at the moment, but there were a lot of "up and coming" breweries present and we met plenty of friendly folks. Good times!
***Gene, the patriarch of the farm (it's a family run business, which is pretty damned cool), seemed to be very proud of the dirt they have. I kind of hope that's a big point of pride among farmers and when they get together they like to brag about who has better dirt.
****They even made us lunch! I didn't know curried goat was even a thing until last Friday and now it's all I can think about.