Following up on our recent post of New Jersey Craft Beer Brewers, I got to thinking about the New Jersey Beer Blog scene. The Brew Club can’t be alone in Jersey’s cyberspace, right?
Well, as it turns out, we’re not. The Brew Club is in some very good company in regards to beer blogging. We’ve searched far and wide and once per week we’ll introduce to you our fellow Garden State beer bloggers. Hopefully, you’ll check them out as they all have excellent sites.
In addition, if you know of a Jersey-based beer blogger (or you are one) who I’ve missed, please leave a comment below or contact us and we’ll add them!
At first, I was going to simply make one massive post on the subject, but as I went about getting information I discovered that I could not do justice to these other fine beer blogs unless they all had a dedicated post to themselves. And so that’s how this series will go! One post per week dedicated to a different New Jersey beer blog!
First, I’ll briefly tell the story of The Brew Club. We started The Brew Club in April, 2008 as a way to keep track of beer exchanges that a group of us did from time to time at work. Each person in our group of six brought in a different beer, we exchanged beers and then each person went home with a nice beer sampler!
This beer blog quickly evolved from a beer-tracking index to a beer review blog where we try to do a little review post about each beer. Considering that both blogging and beer were (are) mostly new to me, I was learning about both at the same time! Writing about beer has really been the more difficult of the two!
I don’t aspire to be a professional beer critic, but I do hope that the excitement that I experience as I try a new beer for the first time comes through to you, even if I’m not able to explain the subtle nuances of beer flavors and aromas like a pro might be able to. I don’t understand what diacetyl is or why it makes beer taste a certain way (do you?), so I don’t write that way. For the most part, people seem to like how we operate.
I always thought of this beer blog as a site for beer noobs, by beer noobs, but we’ve also had some very good comments and contributions from people who know much more about beer than I do, (like our own Bob the Brit) so its been a lot of fun and a great learning experience as well!
For those of you who have followed along on our little New Jersey cyberspace beer journey, or have participated, asked questions or enlightened us in some way – thank you! We hope that you enjoy our beer review site and feel comfortable enough to leave your own thoughts and comments now and in the future!
So there you have it for our first post on our New Jersey Beer Bloggers Series. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of our Jersey Beer Blogger series where we’ll put the spotlight on our friends! We’ll add to the list below as they get published!
September 30 – New Jersey Beer Blog – 52Brews
October 7 – Beer, Whiskey and Brotherhood
October 14 – Simply Beer
October 21 – Gonzo Gastronomy
October 28 – Beer Stained Letter
November 4 – Ferment Nation