I hate beer. It is nasty and flavorless. But I love Craft beer. It tastes fantastic, is full of flavor and complexity, is made with quality ingredients and tends to have interesting stories. It tastes nothing like crap beer. There is no price point at which mass produced crap American lagers like Bud Light, Coors and PBR are attractive to me. I would rather drink water than a watered down beer-like liquid. I have high standards for all food and drink from coffee and beer to tacos and cheese. I choose quality and flavor over crap and blandness. Does that make me a beer snob? To most Americans beer (and coffee) are supposed to be cheap, nasty or tasteless and have no redeeming characteristics whatsoever. Listen to a typical crap beer drinker and they will rail against all these damn craft beer hipsters ruining their beer enjoyment. They will grow incensed that anyone would or should pay more than $2 for a beer. (Or whatever mythical number they have decided is how much they pay for their beer) They ridicule anyone who prefers their food and drink to have flavor and be high quality. Arguing about why all beer should Continue reading Why Bud Light Drinkers Are More Beer Snobs Than I Am
I have decided to take on a challenge. (I love challenges.) I’m going to write 30 blog posts on my blog in the next 30 days. For my fellow math challenged, that is one post per day, every day for 30 days. (I hate algebra.) This is not a new idea but I’m usurping it anyway. This challenge is about as far away from this challenge as it can be but I’m still doing it. I actually write a lot and have been writing quite a bit over the last 90 days. But my personal blog has suffered since I have been writing in so many other places . So this is a somewhat selfish exercise in forcing myself to write like a content marketing animal. We are talking about discipline, diligence, and stick-to-it-ivness-osity. <- That word FTW. 30 posts in 30 days. Oh my. I am not going to force myself to stick to any single topic. Although at this time generally they will be centered around the topics I tend to talk about the most anyway. Marketing Craft beer and coffee Social media Big Ideas I created a handy little List.ly list of my blog concepts that Continue reading 30 Posts in 30 Days – Writing Like A Whirlwind
I am sooo freaking excited! I will be pouring as a volunteer at the San Diego Beer Week Beer Guild VIP Brewers party on Friday November 1st. The San Diego Brewers Guild is awesome. San Diego Craft Beer is awesome. This Friday, San Diego Beer Week begins with the official kickoff event, the Guild Festival VIP Brewer Takeover, at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier from 6 – 9 p.m. This beer list was released this afternoon. Tickets are $75 for unlimited beer and food samples, plus the commemorative glass and live music. Day-of pricing will be $100 at the door. Day two of the Guild Festival is on Saturday, with both VIP ($55) and general admission ($40) tickets available. See all other SDBW events here. There are SO MANY amazing events going on its hard to choose which ones to go to! However the Friday November 1st event features these mind blowing beers and breweries (and me!) And did I mention that my lovely wife Nanelle Newbom is now the Stone on Kettner Downtown Stone Store manager? yes indeed! and they open during San Diego Beer Week. Life is good my friends, very, very good.