Thu 20 May 2010
Hi there everyone.
First, I just went through and approved all the lingering comments. Apparently I haven’t been getting notified that they’re sitting in an approval queue, need to sort that out…
Second, you may have noticed that the blog hasn’t been updated in quite awhile. Since September in fact. There’s a good reason for this.
In October last year I accepted a position doing IT for a major brewery in Boston. (Shouldn’t take you long to figure it out if you care to.) Since then I’ve been wrestling with how to approach discussing the beers my employer makes without bias, since they sign my paychecks and all. I’ve had conversations with the head of marketing, I’ve rolled it around my head, and I think I’ve gotten to a comfortable place with it. To that end, I’ll only be writing up beers I’ve paid for in a retail establishment, and not the ones I get free from work. While I’ll probably decline to bash any of my employer’s beers, it would be a very rare occasion that I’d bash any beer honestly, so I don’t think I’ll be doing any self-censorship on that front. My focus will still be on beer+food and not beer reviews, so I definitely don’t mind giving props to competitor’s beers when they happen to go well with a particular meal. My employer’s beers go very well with food across the board, so I think they’ll have no trouble whatsoever keeping up.
Third, I’ve taken up twitter. You can find me there as @eatyourbeer, or at http://www.twitter.com/eatyourbeer
I’ll see about setting up a twitter feed sidebar here on the site in my infinite spare time (hah!) to make it easy one-stop reading.
So that’s that. Long story short; I’ll be writing more here again soon.