So, this is the first of what will hopefully be many new blog posts. We will see how long this lasts because I have never been one to document my life or adventures online. However, times change, and I am arriving at a point in my life where I need to decide if the pursuit of happiness is more important than my immediate potential to make money.
When it comes to what makes me hapy, it can easily be summed up:
1) My wife and family
2) The Green Bay Packers
My wife and family just want me to be happy, so that's a good start.
Unfortunately I will never be a professional football player so the likelihood of playing for the Packers is non-existent, then again I do get to watch them a minimum of 19 weeks out of the year, preferably more. Go Pack
So then there is beer. Aside from the Packers and my family there is nothing that I think about or talk about more than beer. But something has always nagged at me, the fact that as a current non-brewer, my knowledge about beer and the brewing process has until recently remained extremely limited. Sure, I know what I like and am continually expanding my horizons and developing my palate, but I definitely have a long way to go.
My long term plan then is to start brewing, work my way up to becoming a Certified Cicerone® and eventually turning it into a career. It is a chance to live the dream, and could lead to immeasurable enjoyment and satisfaction. So I guess now is the time to start my journey.
In the interim I will not only be updating my progress but will also keep a log of the beers that I am drinking, if they are worthy of being mentioned. Sure the reviews will not be quite up to snuff yet, but trust me I am working on it and they will be. After all, I have to start somewhere and now is as good a time as any.