Celebrity Brewer Pictures

Don and I had the chance to rub elbows with some of the best-known and best-loved brewers in America this weekend.  One of the cool things about being a beer fan is accessibility – you get to meet your heroes.

And that what Don and I did.  But instead of getting a photo WITH them like everyone else, we had them take OUR picture!! Here’s the results:

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24 Comments on “Celebrity Brewer Pictures”

  1. September 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Love it! Great photos, guys! Wish I’d gotten to meet you both!

    • September 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

      Thanks, Amie. It would’ve been great to meet you as well. I think we missed a bunch of folks this weekend.

  2. Angela Arp
    September 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Seiously one of the funniest things I’d heard in a long time – thanks for being ‘original’

    • September 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

      Greg’s face when we asked was precious. He was absolutely dumbfounded that we didn’t need him in the pic. Then he went ahead and did it anyway! I’m guessing we’re the first people to ever ask him to take their picture.

      Do you think he’d do the same thing if he was on vacation in Paris and some tourist asked him to take their picture in front of the Eiffel Tower? “Why is that angry man’s head in our picture?!”

  3. September 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Good job, guys. I should have been there…

    • September 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

      It would’ve been great to see you, Daniel. Maybe next year if you can keep from breaking any of your parts for 12 months!

      • September 20, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

        That’s what she said.

  4. Paulette
    September 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    awesome idea! looks like a good time was had, love the T’s by the way!

    • September 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

      Thanks, Paulette. Don’s turned out fine, but my hop and the text was waaay too big! It says “Hop Hearted” and the hop is supposed to cover my heart. It turned out so big, I had to tell folks I had an enlarged heart – that or my hop was retaining water.

  5. Don
    September 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Jim, did you notice that Dave from Drunken Polack was in the picture Greg took? Hope we don’t have to get his permission to post this!

    • September 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      I did notice, but the caption was running long, so I didn’t point it out. My captions are always running long…

  6. September 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Love the idea guys. When I saw you do this with Greg I thought it was his idea. Good stuff.

    • September 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

      Greg would never think to take a picture without him in it, Dave!

  7. Elena
    September 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    love it! I guess Sam found his calling with brewing, I don’t think he could’ve made it as a photographer.

    • Don
      September 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

      My thoughts exactly Elena! I said to Jim, he did the worst of all (he was also the drunkest) but when Jim saw the photo was centered on him he said “I think they look fine”. What an attention hog!

      • September 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

        Ha ha. I don’t think Sam was drunk, I just think he was high on attention. He was juggling like four groups of admirers.

        But, yeah, I thought the framing was fine!

    • September 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

      Don says he could either be a brewer or a television evangelist. I could see him doing well either way!

  8. September 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Great stuff guys! I bet they will all actually remember you! 🙂

    • September 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

      Maybe. But they met thousands of people last week. Sam Calagione is now in 17% of all Facebook profile pics! I might’ve made that up, but you get the idea.

  9. September 21, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Jim, Glad you noticed the facebook profile pic trend as well. I’ve been seeing the same thing over the last couple days and it lead me to the conclusion that you should let me use the picture I took of YOU for MY facebook profile pic! Anyway, great meeting you guys! Had a blast!

    • September 21, 2010 at 10:13 am #

      Yeah, it looks like a pic with Sam or Greg for Facebook is a souvenir everyone brought home, along with a tasting glass and a hangover.

      You’re welcome to use our pics, but folk will wonder why you have two men and a giant cock (painting) for your profile pic!

      Anyway, great to meet you both this weekend and congrats on the bronze. Hopefully it’s just a sign of things to come.

  10. September 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    For some reason I became suddenly hungry for corn, hops, and “angry face.”

    Seriously, loved this guys…it was a pleasant break from the standard “we just got back from GABF” post.

    • Don
      September 22, 2010 at 8:32 am #

      Jim came up with the idea, but was going to chicken out. I made him ask Greg, and the rest just fell into place.

    • September 22, 2010 at 10:02 am #

      If that’s how you remember it, Don, that’s fine. Even if it’s true. 🙂

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