Thursday, February 01, 2007

Notes: Beer Blogging Friday

Stan over at Appellation Beer has proposed a beer blogging day--a monthly event that would take place on the first Friday of the month. The first event will take place on March 2, and the theme will be "Not Your Father's Irish Stout." Beer bloggers the world over (myself included) will pick a stout to try and comment on. The only rules are that the big three stouts--Guinness, Beamish, and Murphy's are verboten. All other stouts are fair game. Here's an except from Stan's blog:
All the best ideas end up with beer.

Food bloggers have their own cooking day once a month. Wine bloggers have Wine Blogging Wedesday.

It seems that beer bloggers around the world should have something similar. So let’s start one, an event that will occur on the first Friday of every month. It doesn’t have to have a name (yet) or a logo (like wine), just participants who want to have a little fun and don’t mind learning a little along the way.

Appellation Beer will host the first tasting March 2 (giving us time to get out the word), and the theme will be “Not your father’s Irish stout.”

There aren’t many rules. Simply pour yourself a stout (or stouts) and post on the topic March 2, looking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day or not and writing about any stout that isn’t Guinness, Murphy’s or Beamish (the Irish old guard - good beers but we’re writing about others). Should you worry about style? About getting the opinion of friends, about writing an official tasting note, about food? About the history of the beer or how its made? All optional.

I'll stick to my great lakes region theme and try something local. Lots of great options to choose from. Perhaps Bell's Expedition Stout? Or maybe Great Lakes Blackout Stout, which should be available by then.

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