So...finally have these things going...hopefully I'm using them correctly
September Blogtasticness: Let's Kick off the Fall!
September 3, 2014
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend (I’m still trying to play catch up with that, to me it still feels like we should be in February) While August went entirely too fast and presented its fair share of less than desirable situations, there were also opportunities to have some beer related fun. I hope to carry that trend into the start of fall this month by doing a few new things on the blog. So, let’s all pour a pint and see what shenanigans you have to look forward to on here:
August Contest Winner: I would like to congratulate Tim Holland for being drawn from the hat for the August contest. Tim had suggested grapefruit and Saison, and true to my word I will be making a batch of this and presenting him with 12 bottles as the spoils of his victory (of course I will be keeping some for myself….quality control and all, yeah that’s totally why). I’ll be adding a post complete with a Flickr album when this gets brewed next week.
Brewery Expeditions: As a supplement to the Brewery of the Week, which focuses primarily on breweries in the Denver area, I’m also going to indulge my inner travel bug and feature at least one brewery that isn’t in my neck of the woods. It might be in the mountains, it may be somewhere in the plans. If I’m feeling particularly adventurous it may even be in another state (if time and distance will allow of course). More on this in the near future, but of course recommendations are always welcome!
Homebrew 101 Changes: Hopefully this month will not be throwing me under the bus as much as August had, and as such this should allow for more time to do some actual brewing. Most of what has been posted in this category has been general overviews (which I hope have been at least entertaining if not educational) and I plan to combine these tips with real world examples from beers I make this month. As evidenced by the last Homebrew 101 post, I actually take suggestions and requests seriously so if you want to see a particular topic covered, just let me know.
September Contest: It was amazing to see all of the different ideas that came through for the August contest. There were 31 entries total, and that level of participation and enthusiasm is makes me happier than a kid on Christmas, so let’s keep that going! I will be posting another contest soon that hopefully lets everyone have just as much fun and will have an equally awesome reward for you all as well as me.
Of course, there will be Bombers and Breweries of the Week, random facts about beer related stuff and maybe a few other things that strike my fancy. Thank you all again for making August end on a high note, Cheers everyone!