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Jan
14

Comments & BEERecovery Plan

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

Huge thanks go out to mdkellyIU for alerting me to a bug on this site. In an attempt to block SPAM from the comments, I began blocking real comments too.

For all of you who may have tried to comment over the past few days, the comments feature should be working now!

And just in time, because here’s something worth talking about.

Beer’s Stay-At-Home Image May Give It Boost In Downturn:

Beer, like other alcohol categories, faces its own set of challenges as consumers become more thrifty. Sales of alcohol in bars and restaurants have fallen, as consumers spend less on eating out. Consumers are showing signs of changing many consumption patterns.

“I think you are seeing what we would call trading-down activity in alcoholic beverages,” said Lauren Torres, an analyst at HSBC Global Research, noting there has been an improvement in the beer market this year. “People are changing their habits. For instance, they’re not consuming as much in bars and restaurants, but they are still consuming at home.”

Because of the convenience afforded to me by my stockpile and the reduced amount of temptation (comparatively speaking), I’ve preferred to drink my single “Beer A Day” at home in the evening instead of out at a bar or restaurant.

Unfortunately, drinking singles hasn’t been the cheapest way to consume beer. Especially since most of my beer arsenal is composed of pricey craft brews.

But now I see that I’m actually contributing to the Beer Economy just at the right moment.

When I save the industry with my BEERecovery plan, I hope the world is kind enough to raise a shrine in my honor. Frankly, I’d be happy just to have someone will raise up a Shiner Bock in my honor…

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Jan
12

IPA Mondays

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

Before getting down to business, I want to let all of you know that I’m glad to be back home and tending to this site. It was a fun trip to NYC; but let me tell you, it’s far cheaper to be drinking at home again.

And I did find a great beer during my trip to New York. New posts for January 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th are on the way.

Now for our first order of business… I’m introducing a new Beer A Day feature: IPA Mondays!

India Pale Ales are multitudinous, and to my untrained eye, many of them look and sound exceptional. By drinking an IPA every Monday, I hope to make a small dent in my IPA wish-list.

Besides, can you think of a better way to start the workweek?

Categories : IPA Monday, Site News
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Jan
04

Inventory List Added

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

Hi Everyone — I’ve added a listing of all the beer I’ve stockpiled. You can see the full inventory under “The Fridge” in the header menu.

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Jan
04

User Registration

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (0)

My thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting. You’re making this a lot of fun for me, and I hope you will stick around to help build this site into a resource for beer enthusiasts.

As of this morning, I have enabled user registration.

Registration enables you to post comments without having to re-enter your information each time, and you will also have a simple interface to upload an avatar (user picture). I may also restrict comments only to registered users in the future, to cut down on spam or other junk messages.

Let me know what you think. And if you have trouble getting registered, let me know — either via the comments, or via the Contact page.

The “register” link should be available in the “meta” section in the bottom right-hand section of the main page.

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Jan
02

Stocked Up

Posted by: Andy Murphy | Comments (7)

As of today, I have over 60 different beers in my inventory. Most of them are taking up counter space — I need to find a better place to store these before I incur the wrath of my loving wife…

I’ll write more about how I’ve been acquiring my inventory. In fact, I’ll be posting the entire list online soon.

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