Friday, January 11, 2013

How We Love Beer: Session #72 (Announcement)

Next month, Montana Beer Finder will be hosting the 72nd installment of The Session. In light of it being about two weeks before Valentine's Day, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how we love beer. Pay attention now, as I said "how," not "why." Much has already been discussed about why we love beer: its creativity, its taste, its social aspect.

Think of this topic and discussion in terms of being in a relationship (again, a good primer for Valentine's Day!). You can say to your partner, "Honey, I love you." But think of the saying, "actions speak louder than words." From my personal experience, it's always better to show your partner the ways you love them instead of saying simply, "I love you because you make me happy." Instead if you come home with flowers every now and then, or do extra house chores without being asked, or plan an impromptu date, these are ways we show our partners how we love them because our actions show we think of them when they're not around.

To bring that back to beer, I'm not suggesting we need to be thinking of beer all the time, or as much as we think of our partners (though some of us might!), but I'm curious to hear what you beer lovers do to show appreciation for good craft beer.

Perhaps it's that you buy a case of your favorite seasonal and share it with others every chance you get, or you commit yourself to only drinking that beer until it's gone. Perhaps whenever you travel to a new place, you seek out as many local beers as you can instead of finding your favorites. Perhaps you don't even buy bottled beer, but instead fill your growlers and drink at local taprooms. Perhaps our writing and blogging about beer shows how we love beer.

Again, think of the phrase, "actions speak louder than words," so I'm not looking for what characteristics beer has that makes us love it, but what we do to show our love for it.

I look forward to reading your posts on February 1. Have fun!

23 comments:

  1. Took me awhile to find you. The list has not been updated to include the link to this post. Getting started late, but I'll see what I can come up with.

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  2. My Haybag will be cranking-out kid #2 any day (hour?) now, so I finished my Session post early and have it all set to publish on Friday morning. Here is the link just in case I have more important things going down on Friday:

    http://wp.me/p1RHk9-XK

    As a UM grad and someone whose heart still resides in Montuckybama, I had to make sure I posted for the Montana Beer Finder Session. Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Hi Ryan,

    I've been on a bit of a personal journey, introspective into working thru the ups-and-downs of running a small business (beer shop). My post reflects these growth pains and celebrations. Here is my contribution:
    http://99pours.com/2013/01/for-the-love-of-beer/

    Cheers,
    Tiffany

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  4. Scheduled to post tomorrow, here's my Ode...

    http://www.mrdavidj.co.uk/?p=577

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  5. Hey Ryan,
    Here's my post, which went up this morning. Good topic, had to do some thinking about it before writing.
    http://beerisyourfriend.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/the-sessions-no-72-how-we-love-beer/

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  6. I love beer by having beer as a part of my love...!

    My full post is at:

    http://beerbarband.com/2013/02/01/how-we-love-beer-the-session-no-72/

    Thanks for hosting!

    James.

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  7. Hi Ryan,

    I would like to start with I love beer, and here is my post http://idreamofbrewery.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/the-sessions-no-72-how-we-love-beer-zen-man/

    and I cant believe that both Glen from Beerisyourfriend and James from Beerbarband beat me to post! bugger.

    Cheers Darren

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  8. My contribution to this month's session is up at http://10thdaybrewing.blogspot.com/2013/01/session-72-how-we-love-beer.html

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  9. Got a little help from Ryan Gosling on this one. Guess he loves beer, too.

    How I Love Beer, a Love Letter

    Thanks for hosting! Excited to go through these contributions.

    Also here, if that link is trouble: http://bit.ly/W68rr5

    Cheers, all!

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  10. here's mine, cheers!
    http://beersiveknown.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/thesession-72.html

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  11. My two penneth...

    http://likelymoose.co.uk/how-we-love-beer-the-session-72/

    Cheers,

    Looke

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  12. Got a late start on this one ... but for what its worth, here is mine: http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/02/how-i-love-beer.html

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  13. My post for The Session #72 is here: http://marklindner.info/bbl/2013/02/the-session-72/

    My first as I am a very recent beer blogger. Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Thanks for hosting this month, Ryan. Here's my entry from Growler Fills:

    The Session No. 72: How We Love Beer

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  15. I'm not sure about this baring of the soul, but here is my post.

    Thanks for hosting - Stan

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  16. Here is my post....
    http://www.beersearchparty.com/session-72/

    Thanks for the topic and hosting!

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  17. Thanks for hosting....

    http://capnbierblog.tumblr.com/post/41988918141/showing-love-for-beer

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  18. Here's my post: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2013/february/session72two

    Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Some great posts here! Looking forward to going through them all! Cheers.

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  20. How do I love thee? Let me count the IBUs... Here's mine Ryan, and thanks:
    http://tombedell.com/golf/golf/lifestyle/3942/the-session-72-how-we-love-beer/

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  21. Sorry for the lateness, I was too busy loving beer last night to post. Thanks for hosting.
    http://beertintedspectacles.posterous.com/the-session-72-how-we-love-beer
    David @ beertintedspectacles.posterous

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  22. Hi Ryan, thanks for hosting this month! I'm late this time around, but my post for the Brew Site is here.

    Cheers!

    - Jon

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