06 Mar 2011

A Blog About a Blog About Another Article About Another Article


Perplexed about the title?

A few weeks ago I received an email from Bob Batz Jr. of The Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Bob was wondering if he could reference our “Great Nanobrewery List” for an article he was writing about some up and coming Philly nanobreweries.

It was a fun list to compile over the last 18 months and I think it has been well received.

But then on Friday Beer Briefings scribe, John Holl, read about his Brewer’s Association Craftbeer.com article being quoted and he had this to say about it:

Confused by the headline?
A few weeks ago I wrote an article for Craftbeer.com about the growing trend of nano breweries in the United States.
It was a lot of fun to write and I think it was well received.
On Thursday, friend of the Beer Briefing Julia Herz sent me an email with a link to an article in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette on the rise of nano-breweries in the Keystone State.
I love it! It’s an article quoting an article. Now, I’m mentioning it on the blog.
It’s all about sharing the news about good beer.
Now, we just need to see if we can get someone to write a blog about this blog which is about an article inside an article…

I love it! It’s a blog quoting an article quoting another article. I couldn’t help but take up his torch and continue to quote a quote of a quote. While I’m at it I’ll include my quote from the Post-Gazette for prosperity’s sake.

From the Philly Post-Gazette:

Michael Skubic, of Hess Brewing Co., “San Diego’s first licensed nano-brewery,” keeps a list of other nanos on its blog, hessbrewing.blogspot.com. As of the end of February, he was tracking 54 in operation and 39 in planning (including Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. in Philadelphia).
“It does appear to be a trend with no clear end in sight,” he says, noting that “there are probably dozens more of active ‘nano’ breweries that I have not found yet.”
Of course some little breweries don’t stay little for long. Since Mr. Skubic started “The Great Nanobrewery List: From CA to MA” a year and a half ago, he’s seen numerous ones outgrow his three-barrel definition of a nano.

Now it’s official. It’s a blog quoting a blog quoting an article about another article. So hopefully the title makes sense.

But I plan to further deepen this rabbit hole by quoting Jon’s original article here as well:

“It’s got to be a side job,” said Mike Hess the brewer and president of San Diego’s Hess Brewing, which produces about 1.6 barrels of beer per batch. “Producing this low of a volume of beer wouldn’t support many lifestyles or raising a family.”
Hess, who works in the financial services industry, opened his nano-brewery in July 2010. He estimates that he spends about 20 hours a week brewing in an 800-square-foot garage that also serves as a tasting room.
All joking aside. It is pretty awesome how many nanobreweries are in planning and/or opened throughout the USA and beyond. I have a few more to add to the list this month!

Now if I could just get someone to re-tweet about the tweet I am about to tweet about this blog…

Read John’s full article here and Bob’s full article here.

Cheers Bob and John!

2 Responses to A Blog About a Blog About Another Article About Another Article
  1. PITTSBURGH post gazette!!


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