Well I went to my first actual beer event here in Stillwater. It was put on by the only beer/liquor store that I go to here in town - The Barn (they do actually have a drive-thru barn for all of your beverage needs). It was pretty neat to drink about thirty different beers, and many different styles. I had my first true Ocboberfest beer, so that was pretty exciting. Thank goodness there were no Budweiser/Coors tables there to showcase their beers. However, it was vendor event only, so there were no people there that had any true relationship to the beer that they were promoting; except for making money of course.
I guess what I would like to say is that I am more excited than ever to be a part of the craft beer movement, and I think this will propel me into being involved with more homebrewing events and whatnot here in Oklahoma. Especially if I can talk about the beers with the people that actually made it, and not someone who is there just to secure shelf space.