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Session #94 – The announcement. Friday, Dec. 5th – Your role in the beer ‘scene’. What it is?

The Session, a.k.a. ‘Beer Blogging Friday’, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry. Friday December 5th 2014 will see my latest ‘hosting’ of The Session, #94 in the series.

From a point in time when I was amongst the top 10 posters on the whole of Beeradvocate, to now, where I barely post any formal reviews in the public domain or blog much anymore, I have witnessed my own role in the beer scene evolve over time. I’ve thought about what my role is on many occasions in the past, and even (sort of) written about it once before, but a reply to a Tweet of mine a few days ago got me thinking about that question once again.

As I reacted to the crock that is #stoutday, @andrewinski1 replied to my succinct thought, and it got me thinking – which part of the beer scene do I currently inhabit?

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 6.58.20 AMSo, where do you see yourself? Are you simply a cog in the commercial machine if you work for a brewery, store or distributor? Are you nothing more than an interested consumer? Are you JUST a consumer? Are you a beer evangelist? Are you a wannabe, beer ‘professional’? Are you a beer writer? All of the above? Some of the above? None of the above? Where do you fit, and how do you see your own role in the beer landscape?

Please remember to send me the link to your contribution to Session #94 on Dec, 5th.


  1. Hey Ding, sorry for the delay, I couldn’t translate the text for Friday. Here’s my contribution:

    Birraire.com in English
    Birraire.com in Spanish

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for hosting DING. It’s been a while since a topic has stirred me to write for the Session:


  3. This is one of the Sessions I quite look forward to reading what others have to say. Much more interesting that writing about me, like here.

  4. Hey Ding

    Cheated a bit by making the post itself being something I’m doing for the beer scene locally but the timing is right and its what my blog is about…cheers for hosting!


  5. Hi, thanks for an interesting topic for this month’s Session.

    I tried to look into what I feel my role in the beer scene is today.