Howdy! My name’s Dean. Welcome to The Beerverse.
As more and more beer publications cease print editions or go dark completely, I’m stepping into the void to give my local Bay Area beer community a platform to announce events, beer releases, general news — anything they want to tell the marketplace.
Living in the Bay Area offers me access to some of the giants of craft beer, from pioneers, to legends, to writers. I’ve enjoyed talking to them all, and if you’d like to join them, get in touch!
My bona fides? A Craft Beer Appreciation Certificate from Sonoma State University, a genuine enthusiasm for all things beer, and a decent ability to string words together in a somewhat entertaining order.
I’m not going to pretend I’m an unbiased journalist here. I’m too much of a cheerleader. Yay beer!
So with that said, gimme all of it — samples, festival tickets, all-expense-paid marketing shindigs, or any free beer-related swag. I’ll take it. Contact me for shipping info.
BUT … just ‘cuz I accepted the stuff doesn’t obligate me to write favorably about it, or even write about it at all. But if I do, I’ll be sure to disclose the stuff is free and let my readers decide if I’ve been unduly influenced.
[NOTE: all that being said, if you do go through the trouble of flying me somewhere, putting me up, and giving me free tours/food/beer, it would ALL have to be pretty crappy for me NOT to say something nice about you. Just sayin’.]
LOOKIN’ FOR A WRITER??
If you need someone to write some nice, pretty words for you, consider this blog my resume. Take a look around, and if in spite of that you still think I can help you, give me a holler.
Since I’m relatively new the game, I come cheap — 20¢ a word, or free beer and/or swag.
Yes, I will truly work for beer.
[PRO TIP: I’m especially good for newer breweries/pubs/taprooms who don’t have large ad budgets. If you can only afford to give me stuff rather than actual cash, we can work a deal.]
In general, if you have any tips on beer people/places/things to see/go/do, give me a shout! Enjoy!