Huh? I’ve been here the whole time, guys. Jesus.
Really, things have been a little crazy lately but I had a moment so I figured I’d pop in and update you all on what’s happening with me and with the shop.
So it looks like some of you read my post asking who wanted my job, and one of you actually managed to get it. Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Jon Brandt onto the staff here at Rick’s Wine & Gourmet, working him into the beer buyer position. That didn’t sound right at all, but I’m leaving it for the sake of humor.
What does this mean for me, or for the blog? Well, I’m heading over to the wine department to see what kind of damage I can do over there. I’ve always been a wine lover and this is a great opportunity to introduce people to new things and create a new scene for wine in NoVA. As far as the blog is concerned, I fully intend to keep it going. I will always be your humble Beermonger. In many ways I still believe in beer being the beverage of the new century, full of exciting new creations and completely open to possibilities. As I get to try new beers I’ll continue to review them and when I have interesting stories or rants to get out I’ll be here (in fact, I’ve got one I’m working on right now that should make me either very popular or very…not). But with Jon here, who’s a very talented writer, who knows? Maybe I can talk him into guest posting, or even running Beermonger as a joint operation.
Either way, thanks for hanging in there. I know I’m not as consistent as I could be and to blame that purely on work schedule would be making excuses. So as we move on to newer and bigger beers, keep coming back in for news, opinion and fun.
And keep an eye out for the wine blog…maybe…no promises.
So I’m a little run-down today. It was a long weekend for me. Working both days in addition to keeping a full drinking schedule can wear you out. Friday night was at Bailey’s Pub & Grille in Ballston Common. They’ve put a very interesting line of taps on, including Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. i myself very much enjoyed the ‘Large’ glasses of Bastard.
Saturday night I had a couple friends over for the UFC event. The fridge was a murderer’s row of beers with Bell’s HopSlam, Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Ten Fidy and Gordon, Bear Republic Racer 5 and some of the new Clipper City ale (more on that when it arrives). Needless to say, Sunday was not a good day.
Beers of the weekend: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA on tap, HopSlam and the Arrogant Bastard on tap.
This week’s column should be up tomorrow. I’ll link to it as soon as it’s up.
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So, we’re up and running a little here. I can now be found at www.beermonger.net for all of your Beermongering needs. I’ll be linking to my Local Kicks column tomorrow morning and hopefully have some beer news to share. As for now, it’s a lovely, leisurely Tuesday morning…
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Hey there everyone. Welcome to my own little corner of the virtual world, the Beermonger’s Blog. I’ll be reviewing beers and giving you all a heads up on events happening locally. I’ll also be linking to my column that I am beginning for Local Kicks and maybe even getting into topics as varied as sports, comic books and my unabashed love for wine.
Give me a couple days for housekeeping and I’ll be ready to get into the content. Talk to you soon.
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