|The old blogger doing|
what beer bloggers
are supposed to do.
It's been quite a ride. I've tried to keep you, my dear readers, informed about what's happening in the world of Israeli craft beer. If I tasted new beers, met interesting people, attended exciting events, found out secrets, and enjoyed myself too much -- you were the first to know.
Researching and writing Israel Brews and Views takes up most of my waking hours these days -- more than my paid work, leisure activities, such as they are, and spending time with family and friends. It seems like there are always beer events to attend, meetings to keep, festive openings and sad closings.
I'm not complaining, mind you.
During these past five years, I've met wonderful people, some of whom I can call friends, tasted innumerable great beers for free, been ushered into inner sanctums of dining and drinking, been treated like a celebrity, been recognized by strangers who take "selfies" with me, been consulted about beer, events and trips, and have hobnobbed with the glitterati at sparkling and shining celebrations.
|Spreading the good news about|
Israeli craft beers.
(Photo: Mike Horton)
|Never forgetting that I'm working|
for you, my loyal readers.
(Photo: Mike Horton)
I've given you heads-ups on beer festivals and other events all over Israel, and have reported happily and boozily on the ones I attended. Even if there were no new beers to report about, I enjoyed every minute, meeting up again with old friends and drinking their beers.
And we've continued with our popular Tasting Panels, wherein our Esteemed Tasters compare Israeli brews of the same style and give them rankings. So far, we have tasted India Pale Ales, Amber Ales, Wheat Beers, Stouts, Pilsners and Porters -- with more to come, and a few surprises, in the coming months. Our panel aims to reflect the tastes of the Israeli public, but we certainly welcome other opinions and have been called to order more times than the Knesset Plenum.
All of these Israel Brews and Views posts are not going to stop or even slow down, and the best way to keep on top of them is to type your e-mail address in the little box on the upper right of this page and press "Submit." You'll get e-mails informing you of all new posts on my blog.
To all my readers, wherever you are, I say "thank you" for your loyalty, involvement and concern. If you hear, learn or see anything regarding Israeli beer which you think will interest our audience, please let me know and I'll do what I can to share the news.
You and I are here for the beer. I hope we'll stay together for at least another five years.