About- Josh Ritenour
While small and independent craft breweries across the nation strive to compete with big beer for shelf space and tap handle placement, there’s another prominent movement happening in the South. More specifically, in the one remaining state that still prohibits the on-site purchase of beer at breweries: Georgia, ooh Georgia.
How do you one-up the Great American Beer Festival? Get outta here! That was a trick question. But if one beer tasting comes anywhere close, it’s the annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting.
Alright, it’s time to have a little intervention. Festival season is coming and I’m thinking about just rocking a basic pretzel necklace. But in true Tim the Toolman Taylor form (the O.G. Xzibit) it’s time to take this decorative yet functional accessory up a notch. Let’s step up your pretzel necklace game in a BIG way.
Editor’s note: This absolutely real story took place in 2004. Due to Rainier’s release of Pale Mountain Ale, we figured we’d give you a heads up just to make sure you don’t leave any of the good stuff laying around your campsite.
The age old debate on whether to wear a pretzel necklace to a beer festival dates back to Baron Marzen Dortmunder Zwickel Weizendoppelbock III’s attendance at the very first Oktoberfest in 1810, the tradition continued when Benjamin Franklin donned his own braided treat to Thomas Jefferson’s collaboration fest with fellow founding father Samuel Adams. And now we celebrate these pioneers by donning our own tasty carb-tastic accessories. However, as the times change and fashion evolves we’ve learned to upgrade our necklaces to hold much more than mere pretzels. While some have tricked out their gear with beef jerky, cookies, doughnuts and more, we thought we’d take it to the next level by asking Xzibit to…