Sunday, May 29, 2016

A prelude to Philly Beer Week 2016 - t minus 5 days

Took yesterday off from this countdown as it seemed to be a slow internet day. Been enjoying this trip down memory lane as preparing for Philly Beer Week 2016 and here today sharing with you an index of all past coverage I've given to Philly Beer Week since 2008.

Can say with much certainty and little doubt that no one individual has covered the annual event extraordinaire in as much depth as have I the last eight years of Philly Beer Week. Still formulating my game plan for what to see and cover this ninth year, but no doubt will begin on this coming Friday, June 3 with some Hammer of Glory stops and spectacles.

The links below are to all of my comprehensive coverage through the years plus commentary that elicited some really decent commenting and insights. Some of the most talked-about material in my 11 years of doing this thing called The Brew Lounge. Enjoy!

Philly Beer Week 2008 [link]
  Plus, some op-ed on PBW 2008

Philly Beer Week 2009 [link]
  Plus, some op-ed on PBW 2009

Philly Beer Week 2010 [link]
  In 2010, I got really deep, and in some hot water, with my reflections on where PBW was going in and after 2010. It was a 10.5-part series that really got some conversation and debate going...
   Part 1;   Part 2;   Part 3;   Part 4;   Part 5;   Part 6;   Part 7;   Part 8;   Part 9;   Part 9.5;   Part 10

Philly Beer Week 2011 [link]
  Plus, some op-ed on PBW 2011

Philly Beer Week 2012 [link]
  Plus, some op-ed on PBW 2012

Philly Beer Week 2013 [link]

Philly Beer Week 2014
First I attended the PBW raffle in Dec. 2013....
...and then I went off to write a book and this was the only opportunity I had to say something about PBW 2014

Philly Beer Week 2015
Unlike 2014, I attended a fair amount of PBW 2015, however I was also promoting and selling my book at meet-the-author book signing events, so the material I posted was much more social media-oriented and the following:
  "First Peek"
  Two-week preview
  One-week countdown
  A personal look at where-they-have-gone

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