I know. Beer blogs have been done. Even here in South Florida, there is no shortage of them. I’m a fan of the Dos Beerigos blog (dosbeerigos.com), a collaboration of mostly Palm Beach County hardcore beer geeks – as such, they blog mostly from that uber-beer geek side of things, reviewing relatively rare special-release beers from other parts of the country. Getting these beers typically requires ”trading” with other uber-beer geeks from other parts of the country. Well, either that, or one acquires a ticket and travels to the actual brewery on the beer’s release date, stands in line for a few hours, gets utterly smashed on other rare beers people have brought to consume while in line, and finally purchases a few bottles. (See “Dark Lord Day”)
Meanwhile, the South Florida Beer Blog (southfloridabeerblog.com) is a great resource, keeping the community abreast of the latest beer events and happenings around town.
I’m going to try to wedge myself somewhere in between; a “beer blog for the masses.” This won’t be an events blog, though I may post the occasional event. Nor will I focus on reviewing beers that are impossible for the average Miami resident to go out and buy, though I’m sure I’ll end up drooling over a few semi-rarities. I’d say the purpose of this blog is to advocate and educate – I’ll do some style profiles, musings on beery topics such as food pairings, for example, and of course, reviews of specific beers. I also reserve the right to post whatever I want. Hey, it’s my blog! You might see some music and random thoughts here and there, but I promise I won’t turn this into a MP3 blog. Although if doing so gained me a free trip to South By Southwest, I might be tempted. Skaal!
P.S. “Malt bomb” is a term used by beer snobs to label beers that show dense, bready, sweet malt character above all else. If the beer tastes like a handful of malted milk balls or a dense, sweet raisin bread…….it’s probably a malt bomb.