I read a fair number of beer blogs, and pick up beer magazines when they're laying around free, and now I've gone and subscribed to Beer Advocate magazine -- more as a way to support beeradvocate.com than as a cover-to-cover read. But the frontier I haven't really crossed is beer multimedia. Podcasts, youtube/vimeo clips, and the latest spate of beer-related movies and TV shows -- I rarely watch or listen to them. The reason is simple: in the time it takes to listen to one podcast or watch one video, I can scan hundreds of blog headlines, and read my fill of interesting articles. And even when a blog I read inserts a video interview, I almost never watch it.
What are your thoughts on beer audio or beer video? Are there any podcasts that are so chock-full of goodness that you recommend watching or listening to every edition? What about videos on blogs -- do you click the "play" button, or do you skip over them?
Do you follow any of these regularly?
- Beer O'Clock
- Behind the Pint
- Brew Happy
- Craft Brew Cast
- The Brewing Network
- Two Beer Queers
- Two Guys Drink
I've had it in mind to pose this as a "your thoughts" question for awhile, but it was reading Jeff's article about the Beer West/Digimarc partnership that got me stewing about it again. If your smartphone can get useful information out of a magazine, that makes sense to me. But if it just leads you to hours of low-information video, it doesn't seem very useful.
Anyway, fire away with your comments.