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The spit buckets are missing. Attendees are dressed up, after a fashion: a hat that looks like a hop cone, an inexplicable cow costume or, for the conservative, a string of pretzels round the neck. De rigueur as a portable snack/palate cleanser. This is not a wine tasting; it’s the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, which I attended last week. And sartorial differences aside, there are more important distinctions between wine and beer to contemplate (many to beer’s advantage). – from Forbes