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Submitted by on March 19, 2010 – 8:59 amNo Comment

Stig Nygaard's photostreamI just came across this article on the website for The Gillette News-Record in Gillette, Wyoming, about the town’s upcoming Rotary Wine and Microbrew Festival.

With about 13 vendors advertised, this certainly doesn’t rank with the megafestivals that have 50 or more breweries present, but one line in the story caught my attention:  “Powder River Transportation will have vans on hand to offer people free rides home as the night winds down.”

What a great concept! Although such a service most likely would be impractical for the larger festivals, it’s important to remember that finding a safe way home afterward is important.

It’s also important to remember that enjoying beer should be, well, enjoyable. As I wrote in a previous post Some beer festival guidelines, a festival isn’t a college kegger. You are there to taste and learn about new-to-you brews, not get hammered.

What is your fall-back plan for getting back to the hotel or your home after a festival if you imbibe too much?

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