Blending in I first joined the Instagram beer community in 2016 in search of fellow beer nerds I could learn from and connect with, and who would appreciate the fancy beers I enjoyed, too. To my dismay, one of the first things I noticed was the excess of “babes & beer” photos. I had to …
If this is studying, I want to be a student for the rest of my life.
People are putting along, sustaining themselves, making art, living slowly, and being content in remote areas all around the world. And they seem to always end up making beer, too.
I may be more of a behind-the-scenes writer but hosting events like these are worth witnessing people engage with each other and the beer in front of them. That’s the mission.
If you love beer, too, I’m grateful for you. Come learn more about your own relationship with beer, and why it should be cherished. This summer, I’m testing the waters and tasting the beers.
I feel bad for the lad I made open a 750ml of Dupont with five minutes left at the festival (pretty sure that was for VIP only). “No, no, no—I see you trying to pour me that wheat ale—I want that one! The good stuff!”
I volunteered at this event in order to gain experience with temporary draft systems (I poured from a beer trailer and a jockey box), but I learned so much about the everyday consumer, too: 1) People mostly appreciate when you can talk about beer. 2) IPA daddies still rule the world.
I wish all small businesses/breweries had the resources to put out their best content consistently, but I know firsthand that’s easier said than done.