Welcome to the first Craft Beer Insider newsletter.
I've created this newsletter (and how a blog) to exist as a separate channel from our official newsletter for The Glass Jug (if you're interested in keeping up to date with events and new beer releases at The Glass Jug, I would encourage you to sign up for that newsletter separately), as what I hope this will provide is a place for me to share my perspective on the ins and outs of the craft beer industry in the US. It's not going to be individual beer reviews - there's plenty of those out there already. But, it will be more of a critique of the happenings and trends that are affecting the craft beer industry.
As a craft beer consumer, you may already be aware of some of the things discussed in this newsletter, but my goal is that I will provide some perspective and a unique vantage point, given my role as a local craft beer bottle shop and bar owner.
I don't claim to know everything. While I do have some certifications I can hang on the wall, and I do have a lot of exposure to the craft beer industry, I'm still just an ordinary guy with a day job, so I may not always be the best source for breaking beer news. But the things I will discuss, I hope to provide some depth and critical thinking about the industry, where it's heading, and what is impacting it.
So, thanks for subscribing. I hope you'll join me, and if this sounds like something a friend might enjoy, please pass it along. I will not be using our official Glass Jug channels to market this newsletter with much frequency, so please share with anyone who might be interested.
Lastly, any and all replies are welcome. I don't want this to be my own personal soapbox. I want to start a conversation. Tell me if you think I'm wrong. Tell me if I've forgotten something. Tell me if you agree, and tell me why. All you have to do is leave a comment below or reply to the newsletter if you'd prefer to speak with me directly.
The first *real* newsletter/blog post should go out sometime next week, and I'll try to get something out once very week or two, but don't hold me to a schedule. In the meantime, share with anyone who might be interested, and I look forward to hearing from you.