Saturday, January 28, 2012

Site updates

I've just found out about — and fixed — the problem with your updates not getting sent to me. It looks like anything sent after 9:30am CST on January 25 ended up in the bit bucket, so if you've tried to send anything in the past 3½ days, please send it again.

Thanks for all your help!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


If this site would make some money, I'd hire a data-entry staff...

Maybe I'll get caught up someday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Beer Me! 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirts are now available at

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of and the first-ever Omaha Beer Week at the same time.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fifteen Million

Visitor number 15,000,000 stopped by Beer Me just now!

At 2:47:28 PM CST, someone hit the site through the Amazon EC2 portal. I don't know who it was or what they were looking for, but I appreciate the support.

And thanks to the other 14,999,999 of you, too!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Twenty years

(I thought it was today, but it turns out it was yesterday.)

Twenty years ago, January 3, 1992, I started keeping notes on the beers I've tasted.

The first beer: Blitzen Barleywine, from the defunct La Jolla Brewing Company in California.

The notes in their entirety: "Light barleywine — good." OK, not the pinnacle of eloquence, but it was a start.

I remember this trip well; there was an annular solar eclipse at sunset on January 4, and I drove from San Leandro down to San Diego to see it.

(Click the picture to see the whole spectacular scene. Photo credit: biggestoffreds.)

I managed to visit a few more breweries along the way:

Twenty years. I think this calls for a beer.