"The night we were there, several area press people were invited to sample the beer and food. One table full of beer writers had to be the loudest group of obnoxious crumbs I have ever encountered in a restaurant. Their non-stop racket could probably have been heard in New Jersey. Obviously a restaurant is in a tough spot when faced with such a rude, rowdy gang, especially when they are invited guests -- in fact, I'm sure some people would even say you should expect such behavior in a place that makes beer by the tank -- but it can still spoil an otherwise pleasant evening.
Ah, notoriety. Yes, folks, it must be told that I am an obnoxious crumb, and Philly's best-known beer writers are a rude rowdy gang. Man, I just hate it when people have a good time at a brewpub. They make beer by the tank there, you know (as opposed to making it by the...what, barrel? Vat? Bottle?).
If you take a look, I admitted that things got loud that night: "...a tasting session with Jay Misson (which got rapidly raucous; the working press ain't used to gunning down five quick beers)..." Oh, wait a minute... I noted that it was the non-beer press that got loud. Must have been a case of mistaken identity. Never mind. Although it's nice to note that Len and I had the same opinion of the Mint Julep Gelato. (Thanks, Don! That was a hoot!)