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I Came, I Saw, I Lived to Tell About it

It is the morning after and last night was an absolute success.  I’m still in shock over how many people actually showed up to show some love to craft beer and my little ol’ beer blog.  It really showed that the community is getting bigger.

I know I gave a little drunken speech last night but just want to throw some more thanks out there for my 2 years of doing this thing.

  • My parents who are the best parents a person can have.  I started this whole thing while still living with them.  I took up space in their refrigerator with a large amount of beers and they didn’t complain.
  • The rest of my family (brother, aunts, uncles, cousins) for understanding that I don’t drink be just to get drunk but that I really enjoy the work put into them.
  • Fresh Beer for bringing awesome beer to South Florida and for just being amazing beer people in general.
  • The great beer bars down here that do what they do so well like Coffee District, Funky Buddha, the Lodge, Brother Tuckers, Abraxas, Fat Cats, etc.
  • All my fellow bloggers that make this community strong.
  • All my friends that supported me through this whole thing.
  • And most importantly any and all of you that stop by and read this.  I only ever thought that this would be something for me to record what I drink and maybe have friends and family look at it.  I never thought I would be getting over 1000 unique hits a month on this.

But I hope everyone had a good time last night.  I saw so many old faces and new ones.  I was given many a bottles of beer and I thank you for those.  Thanks to Chung from the Coffee District for allowing me to put this on.  I know neither of us expected that kind of turn out.

Well again thanks all and hope you aren’t feeling to bad today (Phil) and go have a beer with your dads.  Or have one for them if you aren’t able to.  Cheers!

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  • Reply phil (the ferm)

    Lol, ouch….yep it was a great time last night. thanks for throwing the event with chung. I had a really good time, and am paying for it now.

    June 20, 2010 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    Wooooo! Sounds like a great time. I hope someone recorded the speech to post on youtube!

    June 21, 2010 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Rob

    Hey Mike.

    Congratulations. I wish I could have made it and it sounds like it was a blast. I was going to record one of those short video congratulations and ask someone to play in on their cool phone, but then I realized I’m not really technically capable of that. LOL.

    Talk to you later. Here’s to the next 2 years!

    June 21, 2010 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Don

    Looks like it was a great party, and based on photos of the event, I’d be really interested to hear your speech! Congrats. Oh, and how many people would you guess came to it?

    June 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Mike

    Phil did record the speech. I made one sort of off color remark that I really shouldn’t have said. Maybe we can censor that and get it posted haha. Also not sure how well it even came out. Having someone who was drinking as much as you record it may not be the best decision.

    Don, I’m horrible at trying to guess stuff like that. But If you had to get an answer from me I would say around 40 or so. Maybe someone else that went could offer their take.

    June 21, 2010 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Don

    That is awesome Mike. Sounds like it was a great party! You should make it an annual tradition, and see how big it gets!

    June 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I definitely plan on doing it again next year. I’ll see if I can make a photo gallery on here of the pictures of the party.

    June 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm
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