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 about Pizza Port/Russian River from January?


Adam said...

:-) I think we'll need to celebrate again next month. It will be your one year anniversary! I remember the days of posting alone (cue crickets) in the dead heat of the summer (wipes forehead raises cool glass of hefeweizen). Yeah...I had it rough in the ol' days. (cut to Monty Python skit)

Yorkshireman IV (Michael Palin): Them days we were glad to have the price of a cup of tea.

Yorkshireman II: Ay! A cup of cold tea!

Yorkshireman IV: Ay!

Yorkshireman I: Without milk or sugar!

Yorkshireman III: Or tea!

Yorkshireman IV: In a cracked cup and all.

Yorkshireman I: Oh, we never used to have a cup! We used to have to drink out of a rolled-up newspaper!

Yorkshireman II: The best we could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

Yorkshireman III: But you know, we were happy in those days, although we were poor.

Yorkshireman IV: Because we were poor!

Yorkshireman III: Ay!

Yorkshireman IV: My old dad used to say to me: "Money doesn't bring you happiness, son!"

Yorkshireman I: He was right!

Yorkshireman IV: Ay!

Eli said...

congrats, you guys are a good read!

Adam said...

Thanks Eli :-) Much appreciated.