Wine Bloggers for Beer!

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I have been into wine for a fair while now, but I have been into beer for longer. I think micro-brewed beers offer an incredible range of flavours and pairing possibilities that should make any wine drinker go brew-happy.

I think sometimes us wine afficionados can get caught up in our little-big world of wine appreciation and obsession. However, I also think that given wine drinkers’ appreciation for the new, for small batches, for unique flavours, for amazing pairing possibilities, and for craft products, I am convinced many wine lovers could find a second love in craft beer.

Thus, I think it would be a great tradition to start up a monthly event where wine bloggers everywhere take a moment out of their busy wine drinking schedules to seek out and write about a micro-brewed beer. You might be amazed what you discover.

If anyone one else is interested in making this a tradition, please post in the comments and maybe we can get something going. I think it would be great to expose the world of wine drinkers to the equally fascinating world of artfully brewed craft beer.

Since American Craft Beer Week is coming up between May 11-17th, I propose that week for the inaugural Wine Bloggers for Beer event. Post a beer review on your wine blog during that week and send the link to me. I will write up the entries. Hopefully I can get more than just me to participate!


  1. J. Song
    April 26, 2009

    Hey Shea,

    I’m totally down for this idea. I love beer, too, though it often gets short shrift at my wine-stained hands.

    Also, I’ll be in Berkeley for a much-needed break to visit some friends from May 13-17; perhaps we could do a mini beer tasting sometime then, if you’re not too busy with finals, etc.

    Joon S.

  2. Shea
    April 26, 2009

    Looking forward to your contribution! Sounds like a good idea – a friend of mine will be in town then too and I’m sure there will be some events going on in SF for Craft Beer Week.

  3. Edward
    April 27, 2009


    Sounds like something worthwhile! I’ll try to find something interesting.

  4. Shea
    April 27, 2009

    Great looking forward to it Ed!

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