I've done not bad this spring/summer when it comes to beer festivals.
The Paisley Beer Festival kicked things off in April quickly followed by the festivals at Fyne Ales, Hawkshead, The Scottish Real Ale Festival and the Great British Beer Festival. I even managed to squeeze in Rabid Barfly Glyn's London Beer Week shindig at The Rake.
So, all in all, I've done pretty well.
However, as this year's summer festival season approaches it's twilight, there's one more beer event to tick off my list before I trim my beard, polish my pewter and put my sandals away for another year. To bring the season to an end I'll be heading up to the Black Isle Brewery, just north of Inverness, on the 9th and 10th of September for their Jocktoberfest beer jamboree.
The event is being put together by Black Isle Brewery and they've created an intriguing concept that sees the cream of Scottish brewing putting 'their own innovative twist and signature flavours on their favourite German beer styles'.
Beers announced, so far, include Tryst's version of a hopped up wheat beer, Tempest Brewing's take on a German smoked Alt and Fyne Ales' New World Lager hybrid. Highland Brewery are also participating but haven't announced what their brew will be. Black Isle will also be showcasing their new German wheat beer at the event.
There's also enough food in the form of whole hog roast and bratwurst to keep a Munich beer hall munching til morning.
Entry to the event is free and there's also camping available in a nearby farm.
All you have to do is visit the Jocktoberfest website and register.
It should be a great couple of and a perfect end to a lovely summer of beer.