Beer Blogging, Ethics, Journalists, Payola, and Maybe a Beer or Two…

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Beer Bloggers Conference, Beer Blogging, Beer Writing, Ethics

A few weeks back, a handful of beer writers and bloggers kicked around the issue of writing, ethics, and coziness with the brewers we all cover in one form or another. As the discussion occurred on Twitter, it was necessarily limited to 140 characters, which, frankly, got pretty ridiculous when I added @Beervana @agoodbeerblog @BoakandBailey […]

A Brief Recap and Review of the 2008 Great American Beer Festival…

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Beer Journalism Awards, Beer Writing, Boston Beer, Brewers Association, Ethics, GABF, Great American Beer Festival, Harpoon, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Philadelphia

The annual Great American Beer Festival has just concluded another eventful run in Denver and I just returned back to Boston after an early morning flight. During the trip, I spent time in both Colorado Springs and Denver, with attendance at two of the 27th annual festival’s sessions. This year’s incarnation continued to build upon […]

Why Reporters and Journalists Should Not Participate In The Beer Journalism Awards…

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Beer Writing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Boston Beer, Brewers Association, Brooklyn Brewery, Ethics, Rogue Ales Brewery

Entering its fifth year, the Beer Journalism Awards is a program sponsored by the Brewers Association trade group that seeks to recognize “outstanding media coverage that increases beer enthusiasts’ understanding of the diversity and flavor of American craft beer.? Originally started by Ray Daniels, the original Director of Craft Beer Marketing for the former Association […]