Each year that we host the SAVEUR Blog Awards, we're astounded at the depth, variety, creativity, and ingenuity of the blogs nominated, and this year was no exception. We're thrilled to share a bit about the finalists in each of our 13 categories, which cover everything from baked goods to home design to cocktails. Meet our six finalists for Best Beer Blog, as they share the stories behind their blogs. Or, view all the finalists in the 2015 SAVEUR Blog Awards.
Various Bloggers About the Blog
Summary: For 5 years, the GDB team has gone from reviewing to cellaring to advocacy to news coverage back to reviews again. Rare beers are found, 5year vertical tastings of barleywines are embarked upon, indepth beer politics and distribution coverage is brought and news is broken. All of this along with coverage of the culture of beer, from Dark Lord Day to sexism in craft beer to Big Beer buyouts to defending the High Life. (Basically, a little bit of everything, one pour at a time.) About the Bloggers
The guys in question behind GuysDrinkingBeer started out in Chicago but have since flung themselves across the Midwest—the site now features four writers submitting dispatches from from Madison, central Michigan, northwest Indiana and Chicago proper, giving the audience a wide swath of beer culture to cover and enjoy.
Jack Muldowney, Tom White, Nick Costa, and Robert Battista About the Blog
The Hop Review aims to serve up great interviews, industry news & beer banter. Focusing on industry talks with beer veterans and startups alike, we aim to provide consistent and worthwhile content to fans of great beer and allaround great people. Centered around the booming Chicago craft scene, we’ve got a nearendless supply of Q&As, events, brew news, and other random banter to dip into. And we’re excited to be able to keep sharing it.
Alex Kidd About the Blog
Don’t Drink Beer was created to present high quality reviews of the world’s most coveted beers and to provide perspective to the beer world at large. DDB strives to bring levity and critical introspection to the craft beer community through sharp satire and comedic commentary of current affairs in the brewing world. Through its self-aware tone and pointed analysis of the absurdities of beer trading culture, Don’t Drink Beer seeks to bring levity and humor to a beer culture becoming increasingly strident. About Alex
I’m a Los Angeles-based writer, improviser, and home brewer. By meeting and staying in direct contact with many of America’s most celebrated brewers, I’ve developed pointed commentary concerning the beer industry. Amongst my favorite styles of beer are Saisons, biere de gardes, and grisettes. I write thousands of words about beer every week, and generate in-depth reviews and comedy content on a daily basis. When I’m not brewing or writing about beer, I like spending time with my wife and two dogs.