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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beer Buzz

The buzz around the beer world right now is about being diplomatic in our reviews and our interactions with others, not being harsh. We are being told to remember that beer is subjective not objective. There are specific terms in the BJCP guidelines (I don’t really know what those are but I will be sure to look into them) which are supposedly there to help review beers against each other. I want to remind you, my dear readers, that as I stated in my first blog my reviews are only based on what I like in beer. I find my tastes changing as we go, so a beer I reviewed in the beginning I could review completely different later on. Think of my reviews as something for entertainment purposes only. If you try something I tried and like it, great; if you try something I try and don’t, even better. Leave a comment to let others know what you think of it, just try not to be too harsh. Remember these beers are works of love for someone. Just like this blog and every other blog is a work of love. If you want to learn more be sure to check out my fellow bloggers posts. So with all of this said: On with the reviews!

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Remember, don't be afraid to try something new. You might just like it.

Katy Too


  1. Hi...funny to trip across you beer blog on a post called beer buzz (as you'll se when you see my blog name). The topic of reviewing beers (actually not reviewing them) is one we've discussed on my blog over and over again. It's basically my opinion that a highly public review does more harm than good to the brewers and potential beer lovers. You can check out all the gorey details here: but please do keep up the discussion

  2. I am mainly using this blog as a way to keep track of the beers I drink so I know which I would like to go back to. I am also documenting my learning experiences. I hope to just inspire to get out there and try beer. The more you try the more you will find you like. I will be sure to check out your blog.

  3. Good post. My site started for mostly the same reasons, and while I think its important to be fair, its really just your opinion.

    I've never trashed a brewery, (even AB!) but if I don't like a beer I say so and try to explain why. Nothing wrong with sharing your opinion.