"Hmm, I had to look back at some logs, but apparently my first brew was a kind of bastardised extract clone of Old Speckled Hen, just over four years ago. Myself and my brew buddy chose it as an easy start, and to see if it would be close to the beer…"
"I used to use IRC a lot, but it was many moons ago. The only potential issue is the international nature of the group, so timing would be difficult. But in principle, it's a good idea and cleaner than Twitter."
Co-founder of www.IrishCraftBrewer.com, which became Beoir.org in July 2010, I have an interest in Irish craft beer (both promoting and consuming) and home brewing. In March 2008 I moved to Germany, but am still involved in managing the website ofBeoir. No stranger to Germany, I nevertheless embarked on a beery quest to try to find the truly interesting beers of Germany, as I missed the variety I could easily get in Ireland. Still, I can't complain!
How did you get started as a beer blogger?
After moving to Germany in March 2008 I wanted an outlet for my German beer and life experiences, and what better way than a blog? Starting off featuring mostly tasting notes on German beers, it's moved on a bit in the past year, and there's a little bit of travel, a little bit of baking, a little bit of home brewing and a few beer experiments with my German colleagues as test subjects. All in the name of science!