New Year, New Blog…

The Beer Diary

What’s the big idea, eh? Upping sticks from Blogger, moving over here to WordPress and changing the name? Yes, the time has come to leave behind the insufferably wacky quirks of Blogger for something that actually behaves itself.

The Beer Diary will have a broader focus than the sporadic moaning of my previous blog. I’m going to delve more into the things that get me excited: beer history, beer and food, where to drink and what to drink.

I’ll also post my own verdict on 2012’s Golden Pints in a couple of days. It has been a rather good for beer, after all.

So stick around, and you might read something you like.

Keep thinking and drinking.

Chris.

Rum Season

Yes, there’s been a bit of a lull in posts of late, and with good reason.

We at Rum and Reviews Magazine call this magical time of the year “Rum Season”, because all of the industry’s rum-oriented events seem to gravitate toward September and October. Whether it’s the lazy, late summer evenings, the autumnal chill prompting a warming spirit, or the fact that RumFest normally takes place around this time every year, rum makes itself the star of these months, and pushes my beer writing to the back burner.

Rum, as you can see from this recent article from Rum and Reviews, gets me waxing lyrical about warmth, friendship and good times. In this respect it reminds me of the excellently equalising properties of beer, which is probably why it’s my favourite type of spirit.

Normal service will resume once I’ve had all the rum I can stomach (and afford).

Division of Labours

*Blows away cobwebs*

Sorry for failing to post rants on this, that and the other for the past few months.

I once thought it would be easy to divide my beer-writing between what I do here and what I do for Rum & Reviews Magazine (I once thought that old photos were in black and white because everything in the past was black and white). The truth is that since the Magazine has taken off and expanded, the time that I can dedicate to non-review-based beer writing has diminished proportionately.

However, this is not a farewell blog post. Oh no.

I intend to use this blog differently from now on. Instead of labouring on topics, I will use this blog for shorter, hopefully sharper observations which belong, fittingly, on a blog. Watch this space.

In the meantime, if you’re curious as to what exactly I have been doing for R&R, you could do worse than click on this handy link to most of the things I have written for the magazine.

Onwards and upwards.