by Scoobie Davis
Beerfest Premiere After-Party
The Beerfest Premiere was at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (the after-party was next door). I didn't have too much trouble sneaking into the party.
It was a raucous scene. There was a boxing ring in which contestants played beer pong (Hooters girls held up round cards). There were other beer games going on (though I didn't see Thumper).
Several beer companies had booths. Some foreign breweries I never heard of as well as Miller, Budweiser, and Michelob. The Miller booth had the hottest women and the best swag (take note, Kevin Smith). Among the nifty Miller swag were t-shirts by American Apparel touting the Unwritten Laws of Man. They had cool Laws of Man books, refrigerator magnets, and Miller bottle openers. The main course was hamburgers but I went to the Hooter's booth for some karma-free food (carrots and celery) and to flirt with the Hooters girls.
Tough the party was an exercise in irresponsibility, to their credit, the party organizers had a booth where party-goers could get a breathalyzer, and there was a booth where people who had too much to drink could get a taxi.
Quick party notes: There was also a special Beerfest brand of beer (though I don't know what brewery made it). . . Scooter Patrol ahd a booth but I don't know why. . . Even though the party was held in a parking lot, you couldn't tell because the there were a few inches of sawdust on the surface of the lot. . . My breathalyzer score was .027 (I wasn't in a drinking mood). . . Budweiser gave away some cool min-bottle bottle openers. . . I had a great time.