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Focus On: Craft Beer Blogs

Each day, we discover bloggers on WordPress.com exploring different passions and interests, immersed in unique industries, fields, and worlds. At…

Each day, we discover bloggers on WordPress.com exploring different passions and interests, immersed in unique industries, fields, and worlds. At The Daily Post, we’ll highlight more of these niche blogs and the various communities within WordPress.com. We hope these spotlights introduce you to new communities and ideas, and inspire you to find—and create—your own cozy corner in the blogging world.

First up? Craft beer.

Photo by Cheri Lucas

On a hot summer day, would you drive an hour out of the way to sip a seasonal rye ale? Have you been known to start debates with your neighborhood bartender over the best IPA? Or, does a grapefruity Cascade hop make you swoon?

When it comes to pints, your friends think you’re picky. You call it passionate.

Does this describe you? If so, you’re not alone. A rich, varied craft beer blogging community exists, enthusiastic not just about good local and regional beer, but the history of brewing, the practices of independent breweries, and the craft beer scenes around the world.

For a taste of what beer blogging is like, here’s a sampling of craft beer blogs on WordPress.com. You’ll see that the Internet is a warm, fuzzy place for craft beer connoisseurs and lovers alike.

And we think you’ll agree: beer blogs have the best titles!

Narrative

These blogs mix brewery experiences, thoughtful commentary, personal musings, and photography.

Brew Trek: A designer/musician seeks out breweries and brewpubs on his travels.
Zythophile: The author of Amber Gold and Black focuses on the history and culture of beer.
Relentless Thirst: A beer lover and thoughtful writer on the brewing industry.

Reviews

Examples of blogs with straightforward but thorough beer reviews.

Beersighted: Simple, to-the-point reviews, minus the “beer snob crap.”
Alcohol and Aphorisms: A beer/philosophy lover on tasting and the (maligned) state of beer culture.
Lyrics Libations and Life: A writer’s thoughts and reviews on beer, music, and randomness.

Photo by Cheri Lucas

Regional

Craft beer and pub scenes in various regions.

The Dogs of Beer: A non-writer leaving a trail through Delaware’s craft beer scene.
BeeRevolution: Adventures of a brewer in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The Beer Prole: An Irishman in Leeds, chronicling his pub and tasting experiences.

General

A combination of industry news, beer reviews, food pairings, and personal stories.

The Good Stuff: A beer and food writer with well-written, resourceful posts.
100 Beers, 30 Days: A beer blogging personality documents her obsession with brews.
Beersay: A personal, sometimes cheeky look into the world of beer.

These blogs take an appreciation for craft beer to the next level. Have you read other craft beer blogs? Browse the craft beer topic page in the WordPress.com reader for more.

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  1. Bia là thứ nước giải khát mà tôi nghĩ đến đầu tiên khi đi trời nắng về. Dù không uống được nhiều nhưng cảm giacs sảng khoái và mát lạnh khi được uống những cốc bia vừa có vị đắng vừa có vị ngọt vị mát diu dịu

  2. Thanks for the share! I’m honored to be included with so many other great blogs exploring the delicious world of craft beer.

    Cheers!

    1. Sure thing, Will. I’m digging the AutoFocus theme for your blog. I enjoyed reading through your “treks,” and the images really add to your stories.

  3. Fantastic! There is a local brewery in Barrie, Ontario, that we are very vigilant to support. The “Duffs” have been beer drinkers for as long as I’ve made my own home-made wine (body – builder). No connection to the beer from the Simpson’s btw. grin.

      1. Yes – and there were so many “local” products that inspired the wine including choke cherries, dandilions, and even maple syrup (home-made of course).

  4. Genuinely amazed to be included in such good company. Thanks for the mention & to everyone who reads the blog.

    Cheers everyone! (raises glass)

  5. This is awesome! I’m proud to say that I have interacted with many of these excellent bloggers. Cheers to them!

    And cheers to you for writing this up!

    G-LO

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  7. I, too, revel in the craft beer, especially the homecrafted kind. Bewitchingly Serious Moonlight and Happy Earth Day are some posts of mine that describe the joy and delight of homebrewing – SO FUN & TASTY!

  8. Hello Cheri

    I just found a few new blogs that I really like and will subscribe to, so thanks for that. But I’m not sure why a post on the writing-encouragement-blog “Daily Post” blog would include so many blogs that are less than inconsistent. Four posts since last October? A few in July and then nothing since last November? Two since February? It’s hard to be committed when the blogger isn’t.

    The one I do subscribe to already is Laurie’s excellent 100Beers30Days. And another I’d recommend (that uses WordPress) is LostInTheBeerAisle http://www.lostinthebeeraisle.com/

    Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for your feedback, Rob. Good point you’ve made, as some of the bloggers on this list have had “hiatuses” in the past — a natural thing, of course! Just shows how different bloggers have very different schedules, and how maintaining a blog takes effort. I’ll certainly consider your feedback when writing up future niche posts.

      On a related note, we plan to offer more on The Daily Post in terms of blogging inspiration and resources — how to be consistent and prevent blogger burnout, for example. Stay tuned.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. (And Lost in the Beer Aisle is *another* cool blog title!)

      Cheri

    2. Rob,
      Thank you so much for the words of support!! It’s folks like you that keep me going when I wonder if anyone is paying attention. And I love Lost in the Beer Aisle too. Many cheers!! L

    1. I second ‘Just the Booze Dancing’

      G-LO and the ‘Wookie’ from there are great. I should’ve mentioned them earlier, especially after G gave his congrats ;)

  9. I Love Beer! truly I do..you can forget the ‘top shelf’ forget the ‘wines’ you just can’t beat a good flavored beer! Beer is healthy, Beer is Tasty, Beer has many colors,bodies,tastes,aromas,and seasonal purposes… brewing your own is unique yet acquired taste to many.

  10. I hate to be critical as I really enjoyed this post and spent quite a bit of time reading through the various beer blogs to gain pointers on upping my blog game. How do blogs that sometimes let 6 months lapse between posts get highlighted? It seems like they aren’t really dedicated bloggers.

    1. Hi there,

      We’ve received this comment from a few others, and I’ve noted it — thanks so much. When I gathered blogs for this, I was looking at those who’d posted recently, but focused more on choosing blogs that clearly had their own “hooks” and niches within this craft beer niche. I also considered the quality of writing, blogger’s “voice,” and distinct approach. Ultimately, I was looking at finding a variety of different kinds of blogs within this category so readers could see how they could set up their own craft beer blog.

      Thanks for the feedback — I’ve added “posting consistency” to my criteria list for future niche roundups.