The Session, a.k.a. ‘Beer Blogging Friday’, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry. Friday September 6th will see my turn to ‘host’ The Session, #79 in the series.
Anyone with any inkling of my online, in-person and blogging presence in the American beer world since 2000, will know that the whole of my beer experience in that time has been colored by, sits against the backdrop of, and forms the awkward juxtaposition to, my English beer heritage and what has been happening the USA in the last few years. Everyone knows that I have been very vocal about this for a very long time, so when it came to thinking about what would be a great ‘Session’ topic, outside of session beer, it seemed like that there could be only one topic; ‘What the hell has America done to beer?‘, AKA, ‘USA versus Old World Beer Culture‘.
This probably won’t be pretty, and you’re probably not gonna like it much, but hey, what’s new?
Please remember to send me the link to your contribution to Session #79 on Sept, 6th.
-put on her boxing gloves- This is going to be fun…
Thanks for such a good topic Ding, I’m sure there will be a few arguments over this one. I’m far too cowardly to say anything outrageous as you’ll see.
I’m not about on Friday so I have posted mine already. It’s scheduled to go live at 09:00 (BST): http://likelymoose.co.uk/the-session-79.
I’m in – my first Session.
Scheduled to go live on Friday. Should be up around 7:30 BST (we’ll see won’t we).
Had a lot of fun with this topic. Below is my contribution. It will go live Friday at 6am.
Thanks for the fun topic. Here’s my entry (will be live at 8:30 EST tomorrow):
Well, this doesn’t count as as Session #79 post, if that’s what you mean.
Errrr….cheers to you, too!
Here’s my post for this month’s topic!
Here’s my effort for this month’s Session. Thanks for hosting
Here is mine. It should be live by 6am. Thanks for hosting. http://wp.me/p1RHk9-1bu
My post is up:
Thanks for hosting!
Here’s my post… thanks for hosting:
Hi Adrian, here is my contribution: http://drunkenspeculation.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/ds-session-79-usa-versus-old-world-beer-culture/
Here you go, DING. My photographic take on this month’s topic: http://bit.ly/164rc4a
Here is my contribution for the month. I enjoyed the topic. We don’t see eye to eye on this, but I wouldn’t mind hashing out our sides over a pint. That is what it is all about.
Thanks for hosting – here’s my post:
Thanks for volunteering to host. Despite the fact that I wandered off on my own a topic that seems to have sparked much interest.
Here’s mine: Session #79: USA Vs. The World, Putting the ugly in “ugly American” since 1959! http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/session-79-usa-vs-the-world/
Thanks again for hosting.
Here is the link to my contribution this month. http://10thdaybrewing.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/session-79/
My contribution to this month’s Session:
Ding, great topic this month. My contribution is here:
Sorry for the late response….
Thanks for hosting and Cheers!