We started The Brew Club in April 2008 as something fun to do at work. It seems that mostly everyone likes beer, and so six of us got together and scheduled a beer exchange every month.
It seemed like a great idea because for the price of one six-pack of beer, you get to check out and review 6 different beers! If you liked it, you can always buy more – and if you hated it you didn’t get stuck passing off 5 more bottles of beer to unsuspecting friends or family members! This site originally started as a way to keep track of the beers, but it quickly mutated into a beer review site!
Fast-forward a few years and most of the people who started The Brew Club had moved on to other jobs, and so the office beer exchanges came to an end. But, The Brew Club as a site continues on through the combined efforts of some great beer-loving friends from around the Country, and around the World!
Bob the Brit has been a contributing member of The Brew Club from almost the very beginning. Although he currently lives outside of London, he’s spent a good deal of time in the States. Bob is a member of the British Guild of British Beer Writers, and generously brings his worldly beer experience to The Brew Club. We’re honored to have him! You can check out all of Bob’s posts in his dedicated “Views from a Brit” category.
Lee Salawich is our newest contributor. The only thing Lee loves more than a great craft beer or craft beer festival is his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers! Lee travels all around the country visiting different breweries and checking out different beer festivals, and as a result has visited all 50 States! We’re happy to have Lee on board! Check out all of Lee’s beer adventures here!
Scott -TheBrewClub, eventually, there will be a real picture of me for you to feast your eyes upon, but until then you’ll just have to keep guessing! I started The Brew Club in 2008, and handle all of the back end drudgery that keeps the place going. An admitted craft-beer neophyte, I’m learning about beer, blogging and life all at the same time! In a nutshell, its been a lot of fun!
Our Beer Rating System.
Every beer review site has a way to review beers. Some use a classic point system and some have a sheet that is used to rate the many facets of beer. The Brew Club tries to give each beer a fair shake, but we also try to keep out rating system simple and easy to understand. In a nutshell, this is how it works (compliments of Bob the Brit)
0 Stars – That was a waste of thirty minutes of my life – and a few bucks. Never again!
1 Star – Something that just doesn’t do it for me.
2 Stars – Drinkable, and not unpleasant, but not something I’d take to a friend’s house either.
3 Stars – Something that does what it sets out to, I’d be happy to drink it again.
4 Stars – Something that does what it sets out to, and does it well. I’d search it out. Possibly a benchmark, but I set my benchmarks high!
5 Stars – A true classic beer!
We understand that beer is a very personal thing. Everyone has their own preferences and so a beer I love you might hate, but that’s the way it is here!
If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Is there a beer you want us to review? Is there something nice you want to tell us about our reviewing abilities (not-nice comments are welcome as well!) then drop us a line from our contact us page!
Let’s just try having fun with it! So far, its been great!