More than 200 “tweeps” traded laptops for smartphones and mobilized to the West Coast Tavern for the SDBW-themed tweet-up. Even though the internet was understandably slow, attendees were able to see their tweets on a large wall-mounted screen with the #sdtweetup hashtag.
There were giveaways, raffles, and some excellent pairing “stations” : Avery White Rascal paired with ahi tuna poke with avocado, acai berries and a citrus and White Rascal aioli; Stone Pale Ale paired with baked spot prawns with a chipotle roasted corn salsa on a bed of wilted arugula; Green Flash West Coast IPA paired with beef tenderloin skewer, crispy onion strings and a New Orleans spiced remoulade; Eel River Organic Porter paired with beer-a-misu; Chef’s choice station – PBR paired with a crispy piece of chocolate-covered applewood smoked bacon.
West Coaster ran into Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. and discussed the proposed Stone location in South Park. James from BrewDog was also on hand enjoying the festivities organized by Peggy Gartin and “co-disorganizer” Melani Gordon of TapHunter.com. An excellent event we hope to see more of in the future.