For the first time, I will be attending Extreme Beer Fest. This epic beer festival will be held on February 2-3 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The 3 sessions will be Friday from 6-9:30, Saturday from 12-3:30, and then 6-9:30 on Saturday night. Am I excited? Sure. Anyone who has seen the lineup knows it’s going to be insane. What I’m most excited about is the opportunity to go as a host of a show on 990 WBOB.com, the NEWBD Tap Takeover. While my partner Ben (the real brains of the operation) will not be attending due to a work conference in Texas, I have recruited someone to accompany me on this epic journey. Todd is a friend of the NEWBD show, and an avid beer connoisseur. He even co-hosted the show with me one week when Ben was MIA, and he had tons to contribute. I asked him what he was most excited about at EBF, and he contributed the following:
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