Last night I was thinking nationally and drinking locally. San Diego Beer Week is still going strong and was, brilliantly, scheduled over the elections. With just a little forethought, I was able to prepare myself to drink either in celebration or in sorrow.
Christy and I had been invited to spend the evening watching the polls close at an election party in South Park. Before biking down, we made sure to visit Tiger! Tiger! where they were tapping Automatic Brewing's Vote for Obama red ale. Obviously, no other beer was remotely as thematically appropriate. Vote for Obama was based on the White House's published recipe for the Presidential homebrew. I love living in a neighborhood where one-off beers are brewed for special events. As a bonus, I really liked the brew. I expected it would be a bit sweeter than I prefer, but it was easy drinking, sessionable, and complex enough to hold my interest. The party made short work of our growler and and an additional liter brought by another attendee.
Obama won. Armchair gynecologists lost. Some of my favorite propositions did well. Good times. We biked back to North Park through the foggy evening air a little giddy from dispelled nervousness and a lack of sleep. Good times.