When you constantly talk to other bloggers you begin to learn about other interests beyond cardboard. Just off the top of my head I know we have artists, music lovers, literature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. While we all can talk about the intricacies of 90 Donruss with ease, it is easy to see we are all much more than just cards.
Beyond cards and live sporting events it is travel and craft beer for yours truly these days. Before my daughter was born I was knocking out books and hunting new music all the time, but certain hobbies had to be prioritized. Today if I'm not talking sports, I'm talking travel and beer. To me nothing beats exploring a new area and the food and drink it offers. When I travel I often accumulate local beers for my tasting group in Morgantown. It has been a fun venture that has yielded some great brews. We call it beer evangelism.
A couple weeks back I was having two separate conversations with fellow bloggers Oscar of All Trade Bait, All the Time and Peter from Baseball Every Night. Oscar and I have talked beer for a couple of years now. Recently he was at his local brewery and sent me a picture of the tap list. He told me to pick a couple and he would send some samples my way. I was so excited. It reminded me of looking at the old JCPenney catalog to make my Christmas list. Here is what arrived at my door a few days later.
Thanks so much for the beer trade Oscar. I look forward to sending you a well curated selection!
Next up is my pal Peter. Both Peter and I are frequent users of the Untappd phone app that tracks all the different beer you consume. We often comment on each others beer choices. A couple weeks back Peter and I were emailing back and forth discussing some breweries. One such brewery was Trillium that happens to be in Peters backyard. Long story short Peter volunteered to send me a sample.
My daughter appreciated all the bubble wrap.
The only one I have left to try is a Boston style stout. Looking forward to it!
Big thanks to Oscar and Peter for sending me a taste of LA and Boston. Such a fun treat to sample these small local breweries. Keep an eye guys because I have some fun stuff in store for each of you.
Thanks for reading!