Last year at Balticon John and I hosted an unofficial gathering of beer enthusiasts and homebrewers which we called a BYOBS. That stands for stands for bring your own beer and story though a fair amount of bs’ing occurred as well. The idea was to bring a beer that had an interesting history or personal significance and share both it and the story with everyone else.
We had such a great time that we’ve decided to host another BYOBS at this year’s Balticon. After conferring over our respective schedules and the general grid of programming, we’ve settled on Sunday night at 7:30PM to 8:30PM. As with last year, we are keeping the location confidential since we will be sharing alcohol. Please find John or me at the convention and ask for the full details. An excellent opportunity to do so would be just before or right after the Brewing Your Own Beer at Home panel, on Saturday at 1PM in Derby. John and I will both be on that panel.
Our plan to brew and tweak the Black Rum Stout we shared last year just didn’t come together in time as a result of insane work and personal commitments. We will however be bringing samples of three other recent homebrews to taste including the Living Proof Dye-cast Dubbel, the Wryneck Brewing Company Green Grass and High Tides, and the Rogue Archivist.
If you won’t have homebrew to share, we recommend checking out Calvert Wine and Spirits which is conveniently located just a few blocks away from the convention hotel. Their beer selection is phenomenal, we’ll be making a trip to pick up supplemental beer for the podcast segments we hope to record throughout the weekend.