Its been a year already?

2 May

Today is a special day for me. This marks the one-year anniversary of She Likes Beer. A year ago I was having a tough time. I was coming out of a phase in my life that I felt I’d really lost some of my identity. I was starting to get back into art, just moved into my own place for the first time, and discovering that I really liked beer. I’d known for a while that I wasn’t interested in what the super commercial beer world had to offer, and had been giving a try to a lot of the beers listed as “Import” on menus. The big change came when I went to Toronado for the first time and it hit me how little I knew about beer besides “Its good.” Knowing that I wanted to learn as much as possible, I grabbed Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and started writing about my experiences. Thinking that writing a blog would be a way for me to have a creative outlet in a bleak point in my life, I never imagined how much it would really enhance my life. I knew that I would be gaining some beer knowledge and exploring some new places in San Diego, I never expected to be part of a community. It still astounds me to this day the level of camaraderie that is present in the craft beer community. From meeting other beer lovers at Fests, brewery events, or Beer for Breakfast to sending one tweet with a question about a homebrew, and I’ll have 5 answers almost immediately. And homebrewing! Who’d have ever thought I would utter the words “I brew my own beer”? Yet, now it would seem strange if I didn’t have carboys bubbling in my closet and empty bottles drying on my kitchen table. 

As great as all of that is, the most important part of She Likes Beer is you. The people that click my link and read what I have to say. If no one were reading, there’d be no point in writing. I’m thankful that you’re here reading and that you continue to come back. Thank you for helping make this last year amazing for me!

Aren't we cute?

I don’t know what this next year will bring. I’m hoping an even more amazing experience, and meeting a lot more of you in person. I’m still working on the direction I want this blog to go, but in the end it will go where it wants to. After all, you can’t dictate where knowledge will take you.

Is there anything you want to hear from me? Let me know, I love the comments, tweets, and Facebook interaction. Links are to the right.

3 Responses to “Its been a year already?”

  1. Danielle May 3, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    i’m not as into beer as you, but i love reading about your reviews!

  2. Danielle May 3, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    oh and i meant to write – congrats on one year!

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