We had a brew day at my house for the first time in about a year. We've brewed a few times at other group members houses in the past year but I've been a big slacker.
I decided, about 3 months ago, to buy the Plinian Legacy kit from Northern Brewer again because, quite frankly, it's a great beer. Then the kit sat on my shelf for 3 months. Like I said, I'm a slacker.
We did the brew-day last Saturday. Initially it was going to be a low key thing of me brewing but it ended up being a brew day + build your own pizza party with a bunch of friends over. I'm glad it changed. I had a lot of fun hanging out with friends. However, I was so busy with the pizzas and just various other things that happen when you're hosting I basically didn't participate in the brewing beyond carrying up the gear to start the day and putting it away the next morning.
Oh, and drinking. We drank a lot
Even though we were making an IPA my plan had been for it to be a day to drink Belgians. I brought a few "Westy's" home with me and wanted to share them with some folks - plus I had some St. Bernardus Abt12 on hand for comparison with The XII of Westvleteren. The general consensus of my guests was that the Westy 12 was better. I definitely liked the Westy 12 better than the Westy 8.
Overall it was a good day filled with good people hanging out having a good time drinking some good beer.