Sometime after 8 on Saturday, about two beers into the Observer's first-ever Brew at the Zoo beer fest, I found food critic Scott Reitz standing in line for a sample of Longmont, Colorado's Left Hand Brewery. It'd taken a few minutes to wade through the 3,000-plus people on hand and find him.
"This place is a zoo," he told me, beaming knowingly. I got the feeling it wasn't the first time he'd served up that cheese, and that it wouldn't be the last.
And that's the story of how Scott got fired.
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Kidding! No one got fired, and we were all quite impressed with the festivities put together by our crack marketing team -- hundreds of beers, thousands of people, bands, burgers and even a few animal sightings, if you count flamingos. See photos from the event on the slideshow page, and share any thoughts, praise, suggestions or complaints in the comments.