A beer blogging conference and other links

There’s no chance I will ever catch up but meanwhile . . .

Zephyr Adventures, which already runs the Wine Bloggers Conference, has announced the long anticipated Beer Bloggers Conference, to be held Nov. 5-7 in Boulder, Colorado. No real agenda yet, just a plan for “150 bloggers and others involved in the world of online media in the beer industry (to) gather together to meet each other, learn about blogging and social media, taste a bunch of beer, and have a great time.”

Boulder Beer Company and Oskar Blues Brewery are already committed to provide dinners and expect more breweries to offer tours, tastings, etc. The price for “citizen bloggers” is $95, which seems fair for two dinners (so far), beer, and three days of conference content.

Of course you’ve got t get to Boulder and there’s a matter of a hotel.

Anyway, the details so far.

  • Tasting blind. The subject is eggs, but give it a read. We’ll get back to the subject (of blind tastings) soon.
  • Honest blogging. Jeff Alworth, inventor of the Honest Pint, and his readers discuss the quality of beer from a newish brewpub with unusual candor.
  • The return of Produce Row. A piece of history in America’s best beer city.
  • How to be a beer historian in just 10 books. A UK historian, that is.
  • What is it about scores that makes some people so CRAZEEE!?!? “I will guarantee you that the younger generation is going to be making their wine-buying decisions by scores, same way the older generation does.”
  • 5 Responses to A beer blogging conference and other links

    1. Stephen Beaumont June 6, 2010 at 9:00 am #

      You surprise me, Stan. No mention of the already organized beer bloggers gathering? The one a month earlier and an ocean over?
      http://www.pivni-filosof.com/search?q=bloggers&x=0&y=0

    2. Stan Hieronymus June 6, 2010 at 10:24 am #

      I thought I had, but perhaps Max and I only exchanged emails about it.

      For the record, it has moved to the weekend of Oct. 15-16. I think it is worth the price of a plane ticket just to visit the hop museum in Zatek. I also like that it is a “gathering,” because the best part of any conference would be the social aspect.

      But I’ll be speaking (and judging homebrew) at Dixie Cup XXVII that weekend.

    3. Peter H June 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

      What will you be talking on at Dixie Cup?

    4. Stan Hieronymus June 7, 2010 at 7:10 am #

      Peter – Other than “beer” I don’t really know. Perhaps I should solicit reader input.

    5. Pivní Filosof June 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      That’s right Stan, we’ve only exchanged a few emails about it.

      It’s a pity you won’t be able to make it.

      I still don’t know how many people will attend, but it’s sure going to be fun.