I want to share a selection of blogs, people, and sites that I’ve come to enjoy, respect and in some cases work with during 2012.  I encourage you all to check them out and show support in 2013, because I believe they deserve it, and in many cases they’ve supported me.

Oh Beautiful Beer

Carrots Beer

“Oh Beautiful Beer celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer.”

I dig this blog because it focuses on something I love, I think about, and sometimes even work with in my own career – good art/design and beer.  It’s a blog I’d be proud to call my own.  I’m impressed by their curation as well; rarely do their selections not pass muster.  Clean, simple and to the point…put it in your feed if you like good design and good beer.

Gink and Gasoline

The Swing is the Thing Photo Louis Cahill
The Swing is the Thing | Photo Louis Cahill

“Gink and Gasoline is about a vision. It’s about challenging ourselves as fishermen and sharing the experience. We see it as our mission to live the dream and bring it back home to you.”

G&G is a blog by Louis Cahill and Kent Klewein.  Both are seasoned veterans of the fly-fishing industry.  Kent is a professional guide and has written for many fly-fishing publications.  Louis is a professional photographer and his photos have been all over the fly-fishing print and web world. They’re dudes who have paid their dues, and now strive to share their unique experiences with other like-minded fly-fisherman.

Both are super knowledgeable fisherman, pragmatic advisers, great story tellers and sharers of quality info, people, resources and generally rad stuff.

Beer Engine Blog

Mr. Dawson
Mr. Dawson | Photo Michael Dawson

“Homebrewer, tourist, raker of mash tuns and cleaner of kegs, grower of hops, dilettante, the one who rolls the casks, owner of too much glassware, certified beer judge, snob, indiscriminate guzzler, geek dork nerd, scrivener of blogs.”

My brewing mentor and close friend, Michael Dawson, talking about beer and brewing beer.  He’s one of the most respected minds in homebrewing and in my humble opinion, one of the best writers on the subject as well.  Dawson will learn you, get you to laugh and teach you why great beer is the coolest thing in the world.

He’s a diehard fly-fisherman as well…so that doesn’t hurt.

Paul Pucket

Predator vs. | Paul Puckett
Predator vs. | Paul Puckett

”Paul Puckett….I like too damn many things. So, I love flyfishing, music and art.  Life would be simple if I only liked one, but it would be quite boring….”

Paul has a bunch of places to check out his art, music and fly fishing related adventures. His blog is called Rightbrainretrieve, is the best location to find the confluence of these things.

His artwork is awesome. But I’m particularly drawn to the idea of exploring where interests intersect.  It’s what I’m all about and it’s reassuring to see that I’m not the only fool pursuing this quest. Check him out.

Chop and Brew

Chip Walton | Photo Jon Weber
Chip Walton | Photo Jon Weber

“Chop & Brew is a blog and webshow about life’s great food and fermentations. A large focus will be on homebrewing of all sorts – extract, partial mash, BIAB, and all-grain; ales, lagers, and experimental brews. C&B will also feature and highlight other home fermentations such as wine, mead, sake and kombucha. And we’ll also talk about cooking, barbecuing, grilling, roasting, smoking, curing, freezing — and the spaces wherein food and fermentation meet.”

Watch out ninjas! Mr. Chip Walton is taking his show on the road!  No more Brewing TV right?  Pfft. Whatever.  Those dudes all got blogs now, and more importantly, Chip has got his own camera, audio gear and editing software to go solo.  He’ll be banging homebrew sessions with BTV alums and guests, as well as diving into the food arena.  Be on the look out in 2013, and expect posts here at 20acres as well. All for BLAM! and BLAM! for all.

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