This beer blogging thing is a pretty competitive business. I leave the country for 10 days, and four new Portland beer blogs start up:
- New School: Pub Night bud Ezra's excellent new blog
- 999 Beers: daily beer-tasting project from Champagne of Blogs' Dave Selden
- Daily Pull: slick-looking blog by recent Portland arrival Brady Walen
- Portland Beer and Music: new blog reported by Jeff at Beervana
Speaking of burning out, Dave Selden is going to write about one beer a day until September 26, 2012. Haven't you heard of the kid in the candy shop, Dave? I hope he can pull it off, although it would have made much more sense to wrap up the project at the end of the Mayan calendar on the 2012 winter solstice. I'm usually skeptical about beer-a-day projects like this, but I like it that it highlights Dave's low-tech beer app 33 Beers.
I was beginning to wonder if Facebook and Twitter had killed blogging, but it looks like it's alive and well. There must be about a dozen good Portland beer blogs that I follow now.