Okay, before we get started with tons of beer talk, I have some friends and family to acknowledge.
First, I will say that I just had a special delivery taste of the yet-to-be released Moog Filtered Ale.
It’s a pine-scented American-style pale ale with a gentle hoppy bite brewed by Asheville Brewing Company. You Pale Ale sessions beer lovers will like this one.It’ll be released on May 27 here in Ashevegas, and available for ordering via Bruisin’ Ales beer shop starting May 31. Read the article I just wrote for Mountain Xpress about Moog Filtered Ale here.
Now for the thanks (in no particular order). Oh, and I’ve shared brewgasms with almost all of these folks–life is fricking good.
To my sexy writer friends: Julie, Alisa and Andi for the brainstorming time, girl talk and sushi. Also, Alisa gets credit for coming up with “beergasm,” which I then changed to “brewgasm.” Without that spark…
To the Blogasheville community for being there and for voting me “Blogger We’d Most Like to See Naked.” Best award ever.
To Eric at Insidedesign for web design and support and patiently answering all my dumb technical questions.
To Sean for the banner design, amazing photography and for really getting the Brewgasm concept right away (He’s under-the-radar guy and isn’t affiliated with any web sites. Weird).
To Chall, for listening, editing, and holding my feet to the fire over countless lunches and beers.
To beer queen Julie, for being my sister in beer and always supporting whatever crazy schemes I come up with.
To Jason for beer tips and for editing my stuff–even when we’re working different sides of the same fence.
To Jimi, for beer scoop and for knowing me longer than anyone else in this town and still liking me.
To all the local brewers and beer peeps who talk to me when I call, give me brews news, and let me take sips of their beers (I’m really not contagious). Check out my blogroll to learn more about them.
To Enviro-spouse, who puts up with having half of our small fridge filled with beer and who loves and supports me even when he’s not sure that what I’m doing makes logical sense.
To my kids who think all that grown-ups talk about is beer (yeah, they’re gonna be warped).
Finally, to all my family members who still read my writing even though they think I’m a leftist nut job beer snob. All of which I am.
I’m sure there are folks I’ve forgotten. If so, forgive me. And tell me so.