It’s an exciting time for us. We’re moving into our new space and getting the site going. It’s been a long 2+ years of trying to get CraftBeersNW.com going, but it is starting to happen.
Originally, I wanted to just start with the Youtube channel, make videos, all that fun stuff, but I’m not finding the amount of time I would like to get that part going. So, for now, I am going to start blogging more and putting into words what I would like to say in a podcast or video once we can get some free time going.
I’ll be writing my first review this weekend, and getting ready for the Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition on the 18th & 19th of this month. I have plenty of tokens from last year and grabbed 20 more from their site, so I will be ready go bring you more info about the beers that are there.
Also, before I forget, I want to start the launch of this site right. So, we’re going to do a contest. You see, I’m not very good at drawing and we need a logo for CBNW that I think the community can help me with. So, if you have some time and want to see your work displayed on the site, I’ll get it printed for you and you can be the very first person to own a CraftBeersNW T-Shirt. It’ll feature your logo and if we can generate some interest, I might even be able to use it to help fund the site and get some of the podcast + webcast ideas out there. To enter, just send your design to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Instagram: @craftbeersnw. We’ll pick a winner on 3/26/2016, so it’s only a few short weeks away.
Now, go enjoy a beer. Tonight’s recommendation (just because I had one earlier): Hop Valley – Proxima IPA.
A medium bodied, IPA with a mild 70 IBU, the Proxima has become one of my quick go to beers in the past couple of months. You’ll get that nice citrus note, as well as a slightly sweeter finish that makes you feel like spring is right around the corner. I’d add this to my session style IPA rotation, even if they don’t really classify it as one from the brewery. It’s an easier drinking beer that still gives you the bitter bite you want from an IPA without it being too overpowering.