It's always difficult to focus after a good session. You just need time to reflect on fine beer in convivial company.
So that's what I'll do, and I'll give my considered response post Mallinsons, Five Towns, Empire, HDM Brewery, Tickety Brew and Magic Rock.
So if you want a reasoned round up of Huddersfield CAMRA's Oktoberfest 2013 then check out Tim's opening-night post below.
I'll be back after the 'Dark Arts' (6%) and 'Five Years Special' (7%) and some stonking IPAs have worn off!
The festival continues tomorrow (Saturday) at the Apna Leisure Centre in central Huddersfield.