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Not Strictly Soccer Related: Anything But Transfers

I'm tired of talking about transfer dealings. I'm sick of debate over players. I joked in early June about being sick of the silly season...it's not a joke any more. It's really gotten beyond ridiculous. So this NSSF is a transfer-discussion-free zone. Literally anything is fair game in this FanPost, as long as it's not transfer-related; there's enough of that clogging up the tubes elsewhere that if you want to talk about transfers, it's easy to find a place to do so. Just, please, not here.

So...what do you want to talk about? I want to talk about beer. The Oregon Brewers Festival starts today, which is always a highlight of summer for me. I detest big crowds, and I really detest big crowds of drunk people, but there are so many good beers at this fest that I try to put that aside for a few hours and get some really good beer. This year, I'm looking forward to trying:

Dick's Pulp Friction: Generally not a huge fan of fruit beers, but I've had a few lately where the brewer has gotten the balance right and the beer hasn't been syrupy or oversweet.

Lompoc EleventyOne CDA: The beer named after our section at Timbers games, brewed by my seat neighbor, the owner of the Lompoc pubs.

Maui Lemongrass Saison: dipping a toe into the Belgian waters by way of lemongrass.

Oakshire OBF 26: Every year, a brewer makes a special ale for the OBF. This year it's Oakshire's turn.

Other than those, there's a few I'm intrigued by, but the nice thing about living in Portland is that most of these beers are available around here without having to wait in massive lines behind bros looking for the 10% beer so they can get smashed fast.

What do you want to talk about that isn't transfer-related?

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