So my friend raveskdr and I held a tasting of rare Lost Abbey beers yesterday in DC that had been in the works for months. We posted on BA several times looking for people who wanted to contribute to the tasting and got contacted by some random guy named Chris in San Diego, who had just joined BA, who said he was going to be coming to DC for work and would love to join us. We even moved the tasting to a different day to accommodate him since he offered to bring both Veritas 004 and Isabelle Proximus. Honestly we had our doubts about whether this guy actually existed, but figured what the hell, might as well give it a go. Fast-forward a couple of months to yesterday. This guy wearing a Lost Abbey shirt and wielding a fancy camera showed up at our door with Veritas 004 and Isabelle. He introduced himself as Ryan, not Chris, and while I thought something fishy was up, he had the right beers so I was willing to let it slide. We opened up a couple of beers and suddenly there was a loud knock on the door. We all looked around confused - we weren't expecting anyone else for the tasting. Was it the cops? Had Chris/Ryan called some guys over to rob us? Raveskdr opened the door and his jaw literally dropped to the floor - outside were Gwen and Tomme from Lost Abbey! And Tomme was carrying a huge box of beer! As he walked inside we all stared in disbelief. Was this really happening? Could this be real? I'm not even sure any of us said hi as they walked through the living room into the kitchen. Then he asked us if we wanted to drink some Yellow Bus and Veritas 005! Now I knew I had to be dreaming. Tomme, Gwen and Ryan ended up hanging out with us for about 3 hours while drinking beers, chatting and watching some soccer. They brought an insane amount of beer on top of the 15-20 bottles we already had lined up for the tasting. They were super nice and we had an amazing time. So yeah, I'm kind of bragging, but I also just wanted to note what an amazing experience this was. I mean, the Lost Abbey crew literally flew out to DC, a market they don't even distribute to, JUST for this tasting and to hang out. It's one of the coolest things that's ever happened and they deserve a ridiculous amount of praise for this. I know Lost Abbey may have its haters, but they certainly earned some fans for life yesterday.