When Tom and Mike showed up (a few hours late because of airplane problems) we had a couple quick beers at Spezial and then headed off to Schlenkerla to check out the Ur-Bock.
Last years version of the Ur-Bock was dangerously drinkable. This was was good, but not quite up to last years standards. That may be a good think as there is less danger of drinking too many in a row. The smoke on both the Märzen (the "everyday" beer) and the Ur-Bock seemed a bit subdued, but that could have been our taste buds were just too tired and jet-lagged.
Tom and Mike hadn't eaten so we back to Spezial for dinner and a beer or two. Before we knew it, it was closing time and they were ushering people out…. Good thing our rooms were right upstairs.