So, tonight was the Beer Advocate beer swap/tasting at the Avenue Pub. Basically, everyone put in $5 and brought hard to find (preferably something that can't be bought in Louisiana) beer and everyone shared what they brought.
We brought Consecration brewed by Russian River Brewing (we bought it when we were in California last fall) and the Trader Joe's Holiday vintage ale, which was brewed by Unibroue in Quebec. They were really well received by the New Orleans beer geeks, causing me to be the belle of the ball! Folks REALLY loved the Consecration.
We tasted a bunch of really awesome beers and had a great time. I was so happy that I shared the Consecration with folks who loved it so much- folks who had tasted it and loved it, and folks who hadn't tried it were amazed by it.
I am really enjoying the Beer Advocate folks that we've met since moving here.
In conclusion: Beer, YAY!