Hi bloggers and bloggettes. I’d like to introduce myself as one of the “friends with pretty good taste buds” that my partners in crime previously mentioned. As roomate to Matt, I was privileged to have an exclusive behind-the-scenes hand in the original Drinking Buddies column, or in other words all of the fun with none of the notoriety.
Why I remained fairly anonymous in the State News (aside form a few quotes or one-liners) I accompanied the buddies on most all of their beer related misadventures. From the Spring Break Brewery Tour, to (cringe) 40s night, I was there to lend an opinion, and well, mooch on the free beer. Along the way I gained a more educated beer palette, some home brewing expertise, and a whole lot of great (sometimes foggy) memories.
Now that the buddies have gone digital I can really open up the throttle on my beer related banter. While many beer columns might debate the taste of one beer over another, I intend to focus on beer in the broader sense. To look at beer as a part of our society, to study it in its natural environment, and tackle it like a crazy khaki clad Australian.
I’ll Look at things such as beer’s relationship with sports, from pro football and NASCAR, all the way down to the bench of the company softball team. I’ll explore beer advertising, and its fantastic entertainment value. And who knows maybe along the way I’ll be able to convince these other clowns that even Keystone Light has a place in the beer universe (beer pong anyone).
So, that’s my story and I’m stickin to it. If you have any beer questions you’d like to see answered just let us know. And if we can’t answer them, we can sure as hell make something up. Stay Tuned. Cheers!