The Japandroids seem to tour for years in support of an album and they are back in NY at Webster Hall in December, which promises to be yet another insane show. And if you want to know what insane means, just check out the video below. I, as always, will be in the back away from the mosh pit.
Last year at this time, Vermont was recovering from the horrible destruction of Hurricane Irene, which blew through the state and nearly knocked Brattleboro off the map, in its path flooding all access points to Mt. Snow and destroying businesses in the surrounding area. The Brew Fest was cancelled, we headed to Dogfish Head in Delaware, and the citizens of the state tried to recover from the damage. One year later, the 18th annual Mt. Snow Brewers' Festival was back in full force but the remnants of Irene could still be felt. Dot's, the friendly little restaurant where we ate breakfast many times was gone, wiped away by a surging river. Many other businesses in nearby Wilmington had yet to re-open and even the ones that had remained damaged in some ways. Mt. Snow itself seems to have recovered but a magazine in its lobby reflecting on Irene gave stark images of the dark side of nature's force. I did my best on Labor Day weekend to spend boatloads of cash in the state to perhaps help with the recovery and I'll admit that the memory of the storm didn't really dampen my enjoyment of the event (hell, we were at a Brew Fest days after Katrina but were completely unaware at the time the full extent of the damage). But I do hope that those affected by the storm can recover eventually and I hope Mt. Snow continues to put on some great beer-related events. Now on to the drunken festivies...
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