I should open up more. Really.

The past several weeks have been a blur of activity, some beer related, some not. But rather than ramble on with excuses for lack of blogging, I’ll give you a taste of what’s been on my mind.

First, a new Virginia brewery has formed. Its name is Broederschap Brouwerij. Broederschap means brotherhood in Dutch. This project is less an actual brewery and more of a homebrew collaboration between myself, Velky Al of Fuggled, and James of A Homebrew Log. It began with an email, which became a flurry of emails and months of preparation, and then into Dissolution Dubbel. Read more about the brew day here.

Second, I look around at the beer scene, and it seems like nothing’s happening. I mean, there’s a lot going on, but not much actually happening. You dig? Perhaps it’s just me becoming desensitized, but I feel underwhelmed and even distracted by “beer news” these days. Am I alone in my perspective?

Anyway, I guess what I’m getting at, is that I needed some time away. Although it’s good to be back, I’m not sure what I’m actually adding to the overall oeuvre of craft beer, if I’m just contributing to the general distraction that is a hobby for most, a profession for some, and a passion of mine.

That passion just has a weird way of expressing itself.

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