Hi readers! I’ve got an announcement to make. I am starting a campaign to fund my trip to the 2011 Beer Blogger’s Conference, and here’s why:Last year, the first-ever Beer Bloggers Conference was held in Boulder, CO, and was an astounding success. I attended with more than 200 other bloggers and shared tips, tricks, and learned a lot about blogging, beer and collaboration. This year, the US conference is in the city of Portland, OR, on the opposite coast of where I live in Portland, ME. This…See More
In 2007 I moved to a duplex that was in walking distance of a convenience store that had a surprisingly large and frequently updated selection of beer. Living with five other roommates meant that I could bring home a six pack of a beer that I’d never tried before, and we could sit around debating the relative merits of each beer.
We tried anything and everything that we could find, and kept a bottle from each of the beers we tried. After a year of doing this, we had collected a little over 100 bottles. But as we were packing them up to move out, we realized that there was very little that we remembered about each beer, and that we might have to try them all again to find the ones that we truly enjoyed. So as an organization tool and supplement to my own memory, I decided to write up my thoughts on the beers on a blog, and The Beer Babe’s Brew Reviews was born.
I’ve now been writing the brew reviews for more than two years, and I’ve branched out considerably. I’ve started visiting brewpubs, beer bars and breweries and writning up my “Beer Adventures,” and I’ve been featured as a guest writer, interviewee and consultant for may different beer sites, projects and events. I hope to start homebrewing soon as well.