Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference 2017

I’m about to hit the road to Asheville to attend the first Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, produced by the fine folks at Zephyr who are also behind the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. June and I are regulars at the BBWC and I am expecting the BMTC to be great, but I’m sure the audience … Read more

Welcome, Fall (it’s about time)

It was a very hot summer in Tennessee. 2016 ranked #2 on the number of days over 90 degrees. Summer started in June and powered on until the end of September. The heat usually breaks near the end of August, but not this year. And that made it hard to get excited about fall beer. … Read more

And Now for Something Completely Different

Recently, Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s oldest brewery, launched a new beer line called the Warrior Series. Highland describes it as, “Calling on the brave legends of the Scottish Highlanders as a guide…. High gravity, with bold aromas and flavors, styles will vary widely and will be released four times per year in limited quantities.” The … Read more

Beer Bloggers & Writers Conf 2015, part 1

To everyone who made the 2015 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference great, thank you! I appreciate all your hard work. As always, we were treated like kings with good food and great beer. The speakers informed us and the brewers filled us. We reconnected with old friends and made new ones. I am always a … Read more

BB(W)C: Improving Beer Writing Since 2010

About two months ago, an article on the state of beer writing blew up on several Facebook groups I follow. The gist of the article is there are not enough knowledgeable beer writers out there educating the uninitiated. Is that true? Yes and no. Good beer writing is not often seen in traditional media, and … Read more