So you may have noticed that there hasn't been much activity here at HoosierBeerGeek.com. Or maybe you haven't. We have been asked if Hoosier Beer Geek is dead. And our answer has been...
We don't know.
As anyone who has created a popular website (in our mind) knows, it takes a lot of work to keep up and stay relevant. When we first started, there were not a lot of outlets for those that enjoyed micro/craft/local/whatever beers. Years later, everybody is blogging... everybody is tweeting... and our crew was challenged to stay updated on events, new beers, new breweries. Everybody here holds down a job that doesn't involve drinking beers.
Okay, a few found jobs that do involve drinking beers.
But the long and the short of it is this: we couldn't keep up. So we didn't know what our purpose should be.
We have gathered from time to time. We talked about it. And we remembered that we liked to drink with our buddies. And a lot of our drinking buddies came from this website. So that is what we will do: we will drink and we will invite you to join us.
So we are announcing the HBG Old Bloggers Tour. It will be during Hoosier Beer Week which culminates in the Drink Indiana Microbrewers Festival on Saturday, July 18. So here are two opportunities to drink with the old farts at HBG...
GET OFF MY LAWN! Thursday, July 16th, 6:30pm at Mass Ave Pub.
We are pulling together some of our favorite lawnmower/front porch/summertime beers from our Indiana brewing friends and tapping them at Mass Ave Pub. Tracy Robertson is letting us bring in beers from Sun King Brewing, Black Acre Brewing, Outliers Brewing, Taxman Brewing, Mashcraft Brewing, and Central State Brewing.
JONNIE! COUGAR! LIVE! Friday, July 17th, 6:30pm at La Margarita.
Jim Matt is a favorite former Hoosier; he brews at Rhinegeist. Jon Rangel is a favorite current Hoosier; he runs La Margarita. We will bring the two together for a pre-festival tapping event.