Probably a good thing, since there's some tuff competition out there!
Thanks for the kind words, Suz, and great job on encapsulating a year in Philly-area beer. But, for the record, there's no human out there who thinks I'm a nicer guy than Dr. Joel.
It's been enjoyable seeing everyone's take on how to remember the year 2008. See also:
~ Don Russell's favorite beers of the moment (fwiw, in my opinion, the only "safe" way to do these favorite-style lists)
~ Jack Curtin's awards and observations
~ Lew Bryson participates in The Session (which should absolutely should be a resolution of mine to participate in more often) and reveals his thoughts of 2008 and forecast for 2009 ** While at Lew's blog, be sure to check out "Why We Drink"
~ Jay Brooks submits his 2008 grades for your review; good marks Jay!
~ John Rehm reviews notes from a year prior
~ Alan McLeod does 2008 in Part 1 and Part 2
~ Pete Brown reviews the Best and the Worst across the Pond in 2008
~ Shaun O'Sullivan checks in with his thoughts of things done and to come
~ Andy Crouch reviews the year and contemplates his wishes for better beer in 2009's Boston
~ Stan Hieronymous reminisces on things he'll miss from 2008
~ Maureen Ogle has wishes for 2009 that are hard to argue with
~ Dan Bengel's had a crazy year and he's ready for the next one
~ Tomme Arthur came off gift-giving agony for his daughter's second birthday with a great follow-up Christmas story
~ Jeff Glazer at Madison Beer Review looks back and looks forward