After doing a little running around one day the other week I ended up stopping by Tubby's Tavern in Virginia Beach. They had a new beer on tap from Magic Hat called Dream Machine IPL, a mix of an IPA and amber lager. I love lagers (yeah, I admit it), this sounded interesting. Hops are good, but sometimes I feel like there are so much in a glass that it burns out the palate.
Once I got into Tubby's I said "Hi" guys and gals working there and ordered a beer. The Dream Machine was pretty good. With the weather changing, I wouldn't mind having one of these after doing some yard work, winding down. R.W. told me a couple of reps from Magic Hat were going to be showing up. That's great! I love meeting the guys who represent companies or the regional folks who are interested in how their product is doing.
A little bit later a spiffy looking van pulled up manned by Amanda and Dan of Magic Hat. You could probably guess what the van was named--Dream Machine! The Dream Machine was equipped with a large screen display, photo booth, taps...everything! I actually got to take a quick ride in the rig, helping them position it in a better location in front of Tubby's.
Dan told me they're driving around the country to promote the seasonal Dream Machine IPL and they had swag to give away too. They had a little plinko game I got to play, I won a high-five!
The weather was great so we were outside hanging, R.W. brought out some pub fries for us to munch on too. Amanda and Dan filled a pitcher and gave us a couple rounds on them and after a while packed up to move to the next spot.
Look out for the Dream Machine, maybe you'll get lucky and win a high-five too.
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