Just a couple odds and ends from the desk of The Thirsty Beagle…
-I just finished setting the regions and seeds for the 3rd annual Beer Championship Series. I expect to have the bracket ready in time to coincide with the unveiling of that other, inferior BCS.
-The Thirsty Beagle — as of this post — has 228 Facebook followers and 157 Twitter followers. There’s room for improvement there, folks, so hide your kids and hide your wife, then get on the computer and sign up as a follower.
-The Thirsty Beagle this week topped the 100-country mark for 2010. I’ve now been seen by blog readers in 101 countries. At the top of the list: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia — all solid beer-drinking countries. At the bottom of the list: 31 countries with just one visit apiece, including the beer hotbeds of Iraq and Iran. If I could just score North Korea I’d have the whole Axis of Evil!
-I am embarking on a journey that only a few hundred thousand have taken before: I’m going to try homebrewing. A homebrewing team has been created. A homebrewing date has been selected. The brew: a winter spiced ale that, if all goes well, will be debuted at The Thirsty Beagle’s annual gingerALE holiday party in early December. Wish me luck!