My favorite month, and themattsmith and Nebraskagasm joint, is almost here, #feBREWary!
For those that didn’t follow, participate, or were annoyed by, #feBREWary is a month long challenge to drink a beer, every day, that you have never had before… ever.
I had a lot of fun doing this last year, for multiple reasons. First, I like drinking beer. Second, I enjoyed being “pushed” to try different beers. Third, it is great to find an excuse to make my way out to a bar, and more importantly out of my apartment, during a cold ass month. Plus, following the #feBREWary hashtag brought on some of great new tumblr follows.
This year will prove to be a bit more challenging. At the very least, I’ve had 28 more new beers than I had last year at this time. While I am lucky to have pretty decent liquor stores, and real good beer bars, in my “area”, the percentage of their stock which I have not tried is much smaller than what it was a year ago. I should say that without the amazing rate that Fountainhead turns over taps, I probably wouldn’t have been able to successfully finish last year.
I have a feeling this year will lead me to try more imports. I’m hesitant to say this, on the fear of being shunned by the beer community, but I’m not the biggest fan of Belgiums. Something about that yeast just doesn’t do it for me. However, I do love German beers, and you are starting to find more “international craft” beers, so that is exciting.
I really encourage everyone to participate, even if you can’t do a beer a day. Maybe a #FeBREWaryLite, if you will. Set a number before the month starts, how many new beers you are going to try, and go for it. The virtual tavern that Tumblr becomes is a jolly good time.
For those of you maybe not that excited for beer porn, well, you can refollow me on March 1.
For those of you that want my full #feBREWary experience you can find me on twitter, untappd, and instagram.