Hello fellow Metroplexers! I’m very happy to be here. I’m new to the whole blog game but feel that I have a lot to say and some good ideas I hope will benefit all beer lovers in North Texas.
So, a little bit about my intentions (I’ll have her home by 11 sir). I am a beer nut. I drink it all the time, I brew it as much as humanly possible, and if I’m not doing either of the first two, I’m probably thinking about it (“What’d you say again? I wasn’t listening.”). So as a beer nut, I’ve always followed the limited beer scene in DFW, and up until recently, there wasn’t a whole lot to discuss. Well now there sure is!
As many of you already know, DFW and its surrounding areas is having a bit of a beer renaissance. Every month last year I’d hear about more and more breweries “in development” and I’d scurry the web to find out where I can monitor their progress. And that, is what I intend to do with this blog.
Along with keeping everyone as updated as possible on the local breweries, I’ll inevitably be discussing all things beer, if not all things fermented. I tend to be interested in a wide variety of topics and activities, so please bear with my blog schizophrenia at times.
So now a little bit about myself:
I am an environmental scientist by trade, but as of January 2011 I have made the decision to become a professional brewer. Since then, I applied and was accepted to the American Brewers’ Guild CraftBrewers Apprenticeship Program and am scheduled to begin in June 2013 (they limit the amount accepted to avoid flooding the job market). So in the mean time I’ve identified many things I can do on my own to begin preparing for the program.
One goal I have is to become a Certified Cicerone, which is kinda like a wine sommelier, and I am awaiting the results my exam, which consists of 17 pages of written essays and 12 tasting evaluations.
Since preparing for this test my tasting skills have improved immensely and have helped my brewing skills as well. But just as with most skills, ya gotta use it or ya lose it, so this blog will be full of my personal tasting notes.
So I hope that this blog serves beer lovers well. Feel free to give me a shout and let me know what you think or would like to see more of.
Until then, happy drinking.