Hello dear reader. Sorry I’ve been remiss in updating this blog–but it has been quite a whirlwind as New Albion Ale has been selling like crazy since we re-released it in early 2015. I made a number of appearances pouring and promoting, including a stop at my local Heinen’s stores and a Girls Pint Out Cleveland tasting at Platform Beer Company.
I’m happy to let you know that I’ve been named as a panelist at the next Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference, coming up in July in Asheville, NC (I can’t wait to check out the craft beer scene there, I’ve never been!). I’ll be speaking on a panel of beer bloggers who have found themselves working in the business of beer. I’ll be appearing with Eric Steen, who turned his blogging into a job with Hopworks Brewery in Oregon, and Mark deNote, who grew from blogging into becoming a published book author.
I attended the very first Beer Bloggers Conference in 2010, which was a great experience. I had just launched my blog and was such a newbie–it was wonderful making friends who I’m still in touch with today, including Julia Herz of the Brewers Association, Mariah Calagione of Dogfish Head and Gerard Walen of Beer in Florida, as well as many others. A few years later I attended the Boston conference as well. It has grown and become an important touchstone for me. I really look forward to meeting many others, and hearing keynoter Kim Jordan of New Belgium Beer. I had the opportunity to hear her speak once before at a Craft Brewers Conference. I’m sorry I’ll be missing CBC this year in Portland, OR. It coincides with a conference I’m attending next week for my Real Life job. So far beer isn’t paying all the bills! But that’s okay. New Albion is growing and I’m very pleased with the progress. Platform Beer recently announced their own expansion, which is great news for us as well.
Meanwhile, if you’re a beer writer or blogger, I hope you’ll consider joining me in Asheville! Cheers~