I could not get to Niagara in time for Sensory. I could blame traffic, the highway mess that is the HOV lanes during the PanAm games, my car, sunspot activity, whatever. Really, I just couldn’t do it for no reason other than I just couldn’t do it.
I am still feeling very burnt out.
I did get there in time to go to History, which turned out to be a most depressing class on the state of brewing post-Prohibition and the climate that opened the way for big beer corporations like SABMiller, Molson Coors and AB InBev to be formed. The end of the lecture was just diagrams of who bought who and when, where the top ten breweries had increased in market share from 34% in 2000 to 74% in 2010.
It was so distressing, I had to go home and drink a beer. And wear one of my new t-shirts from brewershirts.com