While this contest gets some traction, there are other things worth thinking about. Well, other things that are about beer. Plus, I want to do more fancy bullet pointy lists on this blog. Fancy lists are a clear sign of quality. You agree, right?
Θ Is it just me or is it great that the Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority of that Michigan town is declaring their economic need for a microbrewery? Has anyone told them about that brewery in Quebec called Charlevoix that makes those beers I like? Two words: branch plant.
Θ I am really impressed with Greg Clow announcing that his brew newswire about the brewing industry is branching out into a dinner series. What I like about it is that Greg is acting as impresario, the orchestrator who neither brews nor cooks, neither retails nor wholesales. He's been blogging the TO beer scene since 2006 and has logged more photos of plates of food with a drink next to it on Twitter than any other Canadian. Should be good.
Θ I find this rather extended article on the branding of booze for women really quite odd. It's like an anti-binge, anti-sexy beer ad theory. Why use women to sell booze to men when you can use women to sell booze to women! Your thoughts may differ.
Θ And finally, let's talk about Lew. Lew announced he is seeking funding through Kickstarter for a TV show to be called American Beer Blogger. He is exactly the right guy to do this and is going through it in entirely the right way. Pledge. Pledge a lot. Make it happen.
There. As you have read that even more gifts have been pledged for the beer blog Yule, Xmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah 2011 photo contest. More picture have come in, too. Enter. Offer a gift. But most of all, pledge a chunk of change to Lew's great idea.