Monday, November 16, 2015

!0 Years on Utah Beer

"you ever notice that your shit is 'stuff' and everybody else's 'stuff' is shit"? George Carlin coined that phrase back in the 70s and it's still a brilliant observation on how we as individuals compare the things we each hold dear. There are many who think my overly enthusiastic appreciation for beer and Star Wars is moronic and a waste of time - as I may find someones super fanaticism over Baseball statistics coma inducing. I guess what I'm saying is, I don't know why I chose to bore you with all of this Utah Beer crap, but I did it and I'm very appreciative that you bother to waste your bandwidth here.

It was 10 years ago today that I got a weird hair up my ass and decided to commit myself to the cause of promoting Utah's beer culture. This blog was and still is a mostly therapeutic exercise for me. Being a beer geek in Utah a for that first twenty years of my beer drinking life was a bit oxymoronic. For most of that time the words "Utah" and "beer" were as synonymous as "fish" and "bicycle" to most beer lovers outside of our boarders. Thank to our growing craft beer community - that perception is changing.

I hope this doesn't come across as self congratulatory. I'm just glad some of you have found my therapy, critiques and rants useful in some way... and if you think about it - ten years talking about any narrow/niche subject is pretty cool - no matter what the subject is. I don't know if I have another ten years of "beer geek'n" left in me, but as long as any one person gives a shit, I'll try to do my best. Thanks again for bothering to visit.

Cheers!

Photo Credit: Fransisco Kjolseth | Salt Lake Tribune

19 comments:

rob@microbusbrewery.org said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Cheers Mikey!

Mike said...

Thanks for providing such an informative site -- congratulations!

Tim Haran said...

Way to go Mikey! Love the blog and appreciate your beer geek-dom. Cheers!

Jim said...

Love ya Mikey! Here's go another 10.

kent said...

It's been a great time Mikey. I've met some awesome people through your geeky little blog. Here's to another 10!

Dallas said...

I check your blog every morning. I have also made friends with a great group of beer geeks because of it. You and your blog are as much of the Utah beer scene as any of the breweries.
Cheers Mikey!

Jerry Jensen said...

ill give 2 shits to keep reading your blogs. Thank you for all your efforts.

Sydney R said...

Thank you for your posts! I especially look forward to them on Fridays!

August Bigelow said...

Absolutely love the blog, man. It's helped me keep tabs on so many goings-on of the local scene. Congratulations!

Shane in SLC said...

I went to Squatter's in Park City on Friday, looking for the Chai Rye Ale you had mentioned in your New Beer Friday post. The server had no idea what I was talking about. That wasn't the first time I knew more about an upcoming beer than the staff at a brewery or at the Bayou, thanks to this blog. Congrats on 10 years!

Joey said...

Congrats on ten years! You keep posting, I'll keep reading.

Craig said...

Congrats to 10 years Mikey.

testing123 said...

Congrats!! Thanks for all the great info.

Dustin Garner said...

Awesome! I love this blog - thanks for keeping it up.

Michael Devin said...

The best way to start my Friday is to come to this blog and check out new beer Friday! Thanks for your effort and here is to ten more, cheers!

Nathan Simmons said...

Found this just a few months ago but I check it every day. Thanks for your enthusiasm and hard work!

Rio Connelly said...

congrats dude!

Rio Connelly said...

congrats!

Matthew said...

I've probably only been aware of this blog for the past 5 years or so, but it scores a 10 on my list of websites I visit. Thank you!