Whenever we head to a festival, it’s simply a matter of time (usually in minutes) before we connect with someone who:
- Is someone we already know in the beer community
- Is an immediate connection to another person in the beer community we know
Walt was right: It’s a small world after all and the beer community is even smaller. This is another characteristic of the beer community that makes the pursuit of WEB enjoyable. The professional colleagues, the consumers, the vendors and suppliers, the distributors and retailers. We all make up an incredible web of folks progressing the high quality beers we know and love. And the ones we don’t yet know in a taste bud way yet can’t wait to embrace.
Our picture today is two beer lovers at this summer’s Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival in Medford, OR. They are sporting Willimantic Brewing shirts. Connection: David Wollner, the good man who owns and operates the brewery, invited us to stay at his home when we were on our cross country trip. And we saw each other again most recently at SAVOR.
Message today: Beer community people are connected and happy to connect with others who share their passion. It’s one of the biggest attractions to the group, me thinks.
And as beer educators, we always look very forward to further deepening these connections and relationships and building new ones.
Queue the music please…