An excursion over to Phoenixville, Pa.
Fans of Sly Fox Brewing look forward to the first Sunday in May and the annual Bock Fest's running of the goats in the parking lot of the brewery-restaurant.
This year, the 12th running of the ruminants, South Jersey's Barley Legal Homebrewers club ponied up an entry, hoping to land naming rights to the brewery's 2011 maibock. (The maibock is named after the victor.)
Alas, Toilet – the moniker the club's entry ran under – finished second in his heat, not good enough to make the finals.
That race turned out to be quite the David-and-Goliath tale: a three-legged goat named Peggy vanquished two-time champ Dax, winning the hearts of the crowd and naming rights to the bock. (That's Peggy's preliminary race pictured below.)
As for Toilet, it was a long ride home, but there's always next year. Maybe some Toilet Bock, too.