Maybe A “Kinda Cool” Category Next Year For the Beer Writer Awards?

The results of the Beer Writer Awards are out and I can tell you that the blog you’re reading right now is nowhere near them.

I am not a long-form writing kind of guy so it makes sense that I have nothing even worth mentioning – as far as the North American Guild of Beer Writers is concerned anyway.

After reading through all the winners, one thing is clear: they looooove love love long articles.

Lots of words = good blogging.

Blog or newsletter creativeness? BORING! Long stories with puffy and fussy words? Sign NAGBW up!

Am I bitter and longing for acknowledgment? I don’t think so? Maybe subconsciously. But if I am being honest, I get inspired by lack of acknowledgment. Makes me want to post even more.

The NAGBW does have ONE category I would have a shot in: Short Form.

Appropriate that their short form category has the least amount of award winners: three.

Was three all the entries they had or do they just not respect that category enough to even bother posting more? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Maybe next year I can convince them to create a “Kinda Cool” blog or newsletter category.

Anyway, like I said, I kind of get-off on the people considered the best in the field, not giving a shit or not aware enough to know what is happening on the small indie blogs.

When you’re a never-award-winning blogger and newsletter writer, sometimes being an unknown crank is all you have.

I Drank These Two North Park Beers In The Past Couple Hours and I Want To Tell You Something…

North Park “GeometricGalaxy”
North Park “Mr Hoppy” IPA

They are very good beers.

That is it.

Wait…

I will say I don’t understand why they put “dank supreme” on the Mr. Hoppy beer, I did not get dank at all, which is fine, I don’t freaking care because it was a good beer, it’s just in this day and age when you say “dank” on the label and then you add “supreme” and you marry that with a SD brewer that knows how to make a damn dank beer and knows what a hazy California San Diego IPA is going to be in your mind – yes you know what we are going to think when you say those two words we are thinking HAZY AND POT – and you make the beer clear as fuck and totally west coast and now I am thinking “There are no rules to beer society anymore!! Every one do whatever the fuck you want!!” and that is cool and all but you made a westie, good on ya I guess.

Like I said, great beers.

Weekend Drinking Thread: Stoked For Great Notion & Trillium edition

Can you tell I got paid today?

Lately I started doing these threaded and live-blog style posts on Saturdays only. But this Saturday might be a little busy so I opened it up for the whole weekend.

I will be updating this post throughout the weekend with relevant beer, drinking and life journalling. Feel free to leave comments all weekend. Cheers! 🍻

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Saturday Night Drinking Post: Three Beers Edition

Good evening fellow beer (and maybe blogging) enthusiast. I’m starting late tonight because of a busy day of being a dad, watching the ending to Spike Lee’s HBO Epicenters series on 9/11 (it’s good) and the fact that I only have three beers.

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to buy more beers today and I only had three left so I waited as long as I could so I could have a decent drinking session and maybe have a productive buzz.

Live Drinking Blog:

  • Mammoth Brewing’s “Yosemite Pale” is beer number one. A beer I am familiar with, nicely priced, and a little bit old-school but not in a bad way.
  • So, do I have this right: GABF (virtual) and Craft Brewers Conference (in person) happened roughly at the same time this year? … um ookay?…
  • 10:18: New Beer Alert! 🚨 Wren House Brewing session IPA. Super stoked to have Phoenix’s Wren House in Fresno somehow:
  • Watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull because that is what’s on at the moment (Showtime). It’s still a large disappointment but it also isn’t that terrible.
  • Another nice night in Fresno:

12:29: I’m back! I had a bit of a family emergency but everything is cool now. On to my 3rd and final beer:

1:33AM PST: What a rip. Never achieved a buzz. Just disappointment. Oh freaking well. Maybe next Saturday.

✌️🍻

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You are hella encouraged to leave comments on this post with your beer drinking or any random thoughts.

Cheers!! 🍻