For the past several years if you measure success by volume, number of breweries, or fan-base size, craft beer is growing strong. I had an interesting chat at the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville with Jessica Miller of Hey Brewtiful about what that growth meant to craft beer and its bloggers.
Another season of The Great British Baking Show has made it to The States and we are once again in love with it. The contestants are wonderful and real, the challenges are exciting to watch, and the judges and hosts entertain and educate without being jerks to anyone participating. It’s the cooking show for people who like cooking and could do without all the manufactured drama.
Every blogger is bringing their own thing to the craft beer scene. Herz showed us all sorts of love, but pointed out that something many of us have in common, other than our love of beer, is that we aren’t necessarily welcoming the uninitiated. We have passion and content, but are we writing with those newbies in mind?
Recently we dined at a restaurant we’ve been meaning to try for awhile and most everything about the experience was awful. We won’t be naming names, but it did spark an interesting conversation between Molly and I over how tipping should go after you’ve had an across-the-board disaster.