Today, October 6, marks the one year anniversary of the launch of "Musings Over A Pint." It hardly seems like a year has passed. Coincidently, this post marks my 300th post to the blog. Is there any significance to either milestone? Probably only to me.
What has the past year wrought? The first thing that comes to mind is the many new friends I've made through posting here. Some of those people I still know only via the "net", but more than a few I've had the pleasure of meeting in person. The folks who appreciate good beer are, in general, a friendly lot. I've thoroughly enjoyed the trips I've made and events I've attended. I think it's safe to say that I may not have been as active had it not been for the extra push that blogging provided.
Writing this blog has certainly been an educational experience. I've learned a lot over the past year. Of course, I like to think I've shared useful information and helped to educate others as well, and hopefully have introduced a few people to the pleasures of craft beer. I do know that a few of my friends have given up on frosted mugs! That in itself is sufficient reward.
What will the next year bring? Hard to say for sure. I hope to visit even more festivals and breweries. The Virginia beer scene is growing fast and I plan to continue to share that news as it happens. I will continue to discover new beers to enjoy. And most importantly, I hope to develop more new friendships with readers who share my interest in good beer. If there's something you'd like to see on this blog, your suggestions are always welcome.
Cheers. And thanks for reading.