And speaking of guts and instinct…it was much to our surprise, when our friend/neighbor across the hall invited us to a craft beer tour organized by guess who…yup…Mr. Joshua M. Bernstein. Every few weeks he organizes a crawl to get an inside look (and taste) at a few home brewers’ lairs and lagers. The one on December 4 was an epic adventure that started on East 86th Street in Manhattan and ended up 5 hours (and 12 beers) later deep in Park Slope. All the beer was incredible from rye ales to Belgian style tripels to chocolate stouts. Josh’s partners in crime from his New York Press column (Aaron and Julie) were even on the tour. It was like a Gut Instinct reality show with non-stop flowing beer. In other words: the perfect Saturday. Keep an eye on his blog for tickets to future tours.