Journey to Indy – 2012 Beer Bloggers Conference
It’s time for the 3rd Annual Beer Bloggers Conference, in the great city of Indianapolis. The previous conferences were in Boulder, Colorado and Portland, Orgeon. Both were obvious choices and major bucket list beer destinations.
When the destination for the 3rd conference was selected, Indianapolis wasn’t an obvious choise to us, but its a central location and the beer scene is growing rapidly. Trying not to be too excited about the conference being in the same time zone, we decided immediately to attend. Lets Do It!! (Unfortunately, as time got near, @ThirstyNoBeard @jlj_love and @craftbeered were unable to join us in 2012, but they will be there in 2013!)
Comparing the costs of flying and the troubles of flying with beer, we decided to treck the 16+ hours to the conference. Yeah, we are a bit crazy, but we decided to make it into an ultimate beer adventure.
Getting to Indy!
Starting from the Boston area, we headed out at 10:00 AM on Monday, morning, arriving in Indianapolis on Thursday after driving ~2000 miles.
We saw and experienced many different things on this great journey. Our travels brought us through Utica, NY > Rochester, NY > Niagara Falls, NY > Cleveland, OH > Toledo, OH/Lambertville, MI > South Bend, IN > Munster, IN > Chicago, IL > and finally Lafayette IN before we finally made it to Indianapolis.
Here are some pictures from the Journey!
Sean and Amber
Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!!
Start you’re engines……. (can’t hear it, because it’s a Hybrid!)
New York gave us a big bear hug welcome!
First stop, F.X. Matt Brewing Company - Utica, New York
The Ultimate 75 Minute Tour
The Offical Beer Minx!
Best Wings, East of Buffalo at RohrBrewing Company in Rochester, NY!
Welcome to Niagara Falls – Maid of the Mist!
The falls are so awesome!
Sean and Amber from the top of Niagara Falls.
Sean and Justin — Thanks for letting us crash.
Quick stop in Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
The GPS took us on a random side trip, right through Amish Country!
Buggy Parking at the Amish Bakery
Journey to Notre Dame University. We stumbled upon the hope tree for Cancer patients and Survivors.
The famous Notre Dame Stadium –Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
Random stop at the Four Horsemen brewery. Very impressive operations!
On the way to Chicago, we stopped at Three Floyds Brewing, in Munster, IN. (A beer destination on our bucket list)
The Three Floyds Alpha King!
The Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Yum!
Wrigley Field – Home of the Chicago Cubs
View of Wrigley from up above!
Brian from @SeacoastBevLab and Amber – @Aljpeace resting on the Cub’s Bench!
Sean @2beerguys, Amber @Aljpeace and Brian @SeacoastBevLab
The captain outside of Wrigley Field
Goose Island pub Wriggleyville
Grabbed a bite to eat at Lafayette Brewing Company
Lafayette Brewing Artwork
If that seems like alot of sightseeing snd beer drinking, think again….we havn’t even made it to Idianapolis yet! More to come….