New member, long time viewer. Looking to join or maybe start a local tasting group. I have been drinking non mainstream beer since my first visit to the old WineKeller in Berwyn and had a Gemütlichkeit half and half with Odo. Graduated to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at at GD concert in the late 80's and haven't looked back. Looking for a group that I can walk home from ... Or at least cheap cab ride! Lol. Also, don't remember which thread it was on, but a BA posted about Matt at Doddy's in Palatine, thanks for hookup, Matt rocks! Hope I hope I haven't bent any unwritten rules, if so, twas unintentional.