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.
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!