Getting into beer can be daunting and with all of the various styles and sub-styles, things get confusing quickly. On top of that – the industry can’t even nail down what to call the sudsy stuff in my glass. (I’m still amused by the whole Black IPA vs. Cascadian Dark Ale conversation and if that sounded like gibberish to you, that’s okay, it’s a level of ridiculousness I barely understand.)
I started my blogging career as the founder of Girls Pint Out. To connect with other bloggers, I attended the very first Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder, Co. I’ve moved on from GPO, but my love for the conference and friends I’ve made keep me coming back.
This Thursday, I’m headed out to Boston for the 4th annual Beer Bloggers Conference. It’s 4 days of beer tastings, conference sessions, brewery tours and quality time with people who make beer drinking fun. I’m looking forward to the visit to Sam Adams – I’ve never been before!
Be on the lookout for tons of tweets and photos from my fellow bloggers and myself. We’ll be using the #BBC13 hashtag and documenting the entire weekend like good little bloggers do!
While you may not be ready to take the beer blogger plunge, you might be ready to take the next step and start taking a more academic approach to your beer. Enter 99 Bottles of Beer – a set of beer journals for you to record your beers and help you learn what you like and what you don’t like.
These books take casual beer drinkers to the next level. You’ll find yourself digging deep to discover the hidden flavors in a beer and branching out by trying new styles of beer you might have disregarded before. I’m not saying they’re guaranteed to turn you into a hophead – but they might help you find insight to your taste preferences.
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