Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We Wish You a Beery Christmas 2008

Just a quick post amidst all the hustle and bustle of festivities to wish all the Beer Blokes and Blokettes out there in internetland a Happy and Safe Christmas.

A very busy 2008 has seen Beer Blokes grow from a rubbishy bit of waffle which was mostly made up by me and read by a few easily amused punters, to a flourishing source of wisdom and beery information which is awaited eagerly by many, many astute beer lovers and industry experts alike. No, wait, that’s another made up bit. But we have increased our hits from around 20 a week to between 20 and 50 a day and for that support I thank you all. It makes the time it takes to source and compile the stuff I post worthwhile.

Thank you also to all those who have encouraged this tomfoolery by leaving comments and feedback on the stuff you have stumbled across here over the year and I hope you continue to post your thoughts in the future.

A special thanks to all my overseas readers and contributors who have helped out during the year to find answers and opinions for me and the other blokes when I have requested it. I am hoping to ‘profile’ a few OS beer blogs in the New Year so that we can generate a few extra hits ad keep spreading the good beer word.

The New Year will also see me embark on a couple of Beer Nerd Adventures as I attempt to visit as many beer bars and restaurants as I can so that I can give you all an idea of what they are about. Many more nights and sunny afternoons will be spent at special places like The Local Taphouse which is fast becoming a beer Mecca for those seeking beery sustenance as well as beery conversation and beery company. Well done, boys, and keep up the good work.

And, lastly, to all those craft brewers out there who have kept my fridge full and my mouth happy, a huge thank you. I hope that this blog has helped to spread the word about the types and styles and brands of good beer that are out there and that some of you have been encouraged to try some of the same as a result of these pages. Keep supporting the blokes who are getting some terrific brews out into the market and support the blokes like Cloudwine, Purvis and Sword’s Select who are retailing and showcasing these beers.

Stay safe, be excellent to each other and, for goodness sake, drink some great craft beer and tell your mates about it.

Prof. Pilsner


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for yet another of the famous Prof. Pilsner Christmas lunches on the 20th. Absolutely wonderful day, we enjoyed it immensely.

P.S. The little guy bought his Dad an Erdinger Weissbrau 'Kristallklar' as his little 'Daddy' present under the tree this year.

Anonymous said...

I really ought to comment more but I'm a lazy sort of lurker. Thanks for all your wonderful reports about the Ale Stars and your great company at the bar Prof. You, the Doc and Neil(must get a name for your third leg) are smashing company and if you need any assistance with your roving bar reports I may be available. Merry belated Christmas and a great Hogmany to you and the family.

Beer Blokes said...

Cheers Shandy and Mrs Lager,

Chris is the other leg of the Ale Stars 'tripod' but two others have been allowed probationary membership for the next installment and should receive full membership if they can spout enough carp about various beery topics for long enough! Glad you enjoy the write ups and I just might take you up on your bar review offer in the New Year - remember the motto ... "To judge a fine beer takes just a sip - but it's better to be absolutely sure!"

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and ... that other one ... just kiddin',

Prof. Pilsner