This post is the 409th I’ve written at This Is Why I’m Drunk. In truth, I never thought I’d make it this far.
It was an experiment, you see. A trial of writing concocted in the laboratory of my mind and harnessed at my fingertips, where verbal ingredients mix together in a simple exercise of prose. It was all supposed to be nothing more than a running diary that nobody ever saw.
Then I figured out what this all was: a therapeutic mechanism torn from the web of the Internet. It was an opportunity to not just release my thoughts, but hone them and make them better and more sound.
And you came along, too.
2014 has been an incredible year for me personally and professionally and this blog is a big part of that. I know I say it often, but I can’t echo it enough, thank you for being a part of it.
This post is my 95th of this year. The 95th chance to test myself creatively and intellectually. It was a good reason to look back at the other 94 pieces of content I’ve offered in 2014 and give consideration to all that’s happened to me and the beer industry.
So today I offer you an abbreviated look back at what I consider to be some of the more important work I’ve done this year, picking highlights from each month along the way. There are things I completely forgot about, so chances are it’ll be new to you, too.
For you, dear reader, a year gone ‘bye.’ A year in ‘drunkenness.’