Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Brew Lounge's One Year Anniversary
Now, the last thing we want to do here is go acting all self-centered like a one-year anniversary is really all that big of deal. I would rather look at it as a chance to reminisce back over our first year of The Brew Lounge site. It certainly has been a blast and I look forward to learning and sharing even more in the coming years. Who knew when we first started this thing in August of 2005 that we would immerse ourselves to this degree? We continue to enjoy revisiting old topics and uncovering previously undiscovered points of interest in this wonderful world of beer. Of course, the homebrew, brewpub visits, beer tastings, and festivals/events have been nice little (required) bonuses too. All in the name of research and bringing our readers the most and the best. (Whoa now, what did I say about getting self-centered?!) Anyway, let's see if I can point out my personal highlights of the last year's worth of beer experiences. The only order I'll commit to is reverse-chronological :) 1) Ommegang's BCTC festival 2) Visit to Mark & Susan in Madison; a great homebrewer living in a great beer city/state 3) Fireside tastings, growing hops, and homebrewing experiences with Adam 4) Brewpub/beer bar visits in San Francisco & Boston 5) Any Monk's dinner...pick one...how about Pizza Port/Russian River from January?