Tag Archive: Beer Bloggers Conference

Sep 19

Why I attended the first Beer Bloggers Conference

And the challenges of running a family-operated specialty beer store I first heard about the Beer Bloggers Conference in June 2010. I’ve been working in the beer industry since 2007. Not as a blogger, but as a beer store shopkeeper. That’s when my family opened a beer store in Federal Way, Washington. My job here …

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Sep 09

A trip to Plymouth, Mass.

Hello friends, July was filled with good times at the Beer Bloggers Conference in Boston, Mass. Instead of joining other beer writers on the preconference excursion in Maine, I did something extra nerdy… I drove down to Plymouth for a day of Pilgrim-touring, which included fulfilling a childhood third-grade dream of visiting Plimoth Plantation. The …

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Jun 27

Beer bloggers conference…almost time!

It’s officially one month until the 2013 Beer Bloggers Conference in Boston. Woohoo!!! Already I’m feeling apprehensive about the flight. I always get nervous before flying. Booked a rednight flight so I can catch some Zzzs. And I’m anxious about the timeline that night: Close shop at 8PM, flight leaves at 11. That’s a bit …

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Jul 28

Beer Bloggers Conference Panel Follow-Up: Networking with local breweries, distributors, and retailers

Wow, where does time go? It’s already been two weeks since our panel on Networking with Local Breweries, Distributors, and Retailers, and I’d intended to do a follow-up post in a timely manner. Things learned: I’m no dynamic speaker. I already knew that, but now about 120 beer bloggers also know. But I’ll always speak …

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Jun 20

Reflecting on the beer blogger – beer retailer connection

There are many challenges in running a beer shop, ranging from woeful discouragement to triumphant success, and back again. The same questions over and over. It feels like I’m living an a beer shop version of Ground Hog Day. Repetition. The same questions over and over. I try out new answers. I offer the same …

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Jun 13

Best working vacation ever

I love learning and I love drinking beer. So I can’t imagine a much better short vacation, a little weekend away from the store, than the 2012 Beer Bloggers Conference. Sexy location, for my tongue Indianapolis may not sound like the most exotic vacation locale, but there’s some kick-ass beers in the midwest. Beers that …

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Dec 25

Koch calls for citizen beer bloggers to act as Private Dicks

50 states, 50 sets of alcohol law. Stone’s Greg Koch discusses beer law & ethics.

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