@Beervana Dude you cleaned up! Two golds, one bronze, and one "participant"— Bill Night (@itspubnight) October 7, 2016
This morning, the North American Guild of Beer Writers announced their annual writing awards, and they sent some sugar my way. Over the past half-decade or so that they've been doing this ("we" actually--I'm a member and judged the first two years), the competition seems to have heated up. I completely crapped out this year in the blog category--after clawing my way to a bronze last year. (Bryan Roth has a hammer lock on the blog category.) I'd have to go back and look at the other categories I got skunked in--there were more--but there was something to celebrate, as well:
- Best book category, 1st for the Beer Bible.
- Best historical/technical writing, 1st for my Reinheitsgebot article at All About Beer.
- Best national/international reporting, 3rd for "Hop Shift" in All About Beer.
- And finally, for best podcast, Patrick and I picked up an honorable mention. (There's something delightfully perverse about our lo-fi production getting "honorable" anything.)