Monday, August 30, 2010


A great beer is not just something to drink and pass the time with. A great beer is something you experience.

Having just become truly aware of great craft beer in the last year, I now realize it really is like any other artistic endeavor. Be it music, painting, or photography; the people who are really good at it think differently than the rest of us. You can learn to be pretty good at anything, and brewing is no different, but in the end, the ones who have inherent talent make the rest of us look like a five year old drawing in crayon on the walls.

That being said, there are millions of normal people who can still recognize a great painting, song, or beer. That's the category I fall into. And so I will be trying to cater to people who are out looking for great beer to discuss and learn about, but at the same time don't want to be hit over the head with beer-snobbiness.

I think that the majority of my posts will be about bars in Philadelphia that serve craft beers. But I will also be talking about specific beers that have been in my fridge lately, breweries that are worth a trip to visit, and really anything else beer related. The ultimate goal is to provide some basic 101 level info about beer to those who are novices, throw out some ideas of great places to hang and drink, and to hopefully expand the community of beer lovers in Philadelphia.

Hope you enjoy.