MapMy(Beer)Run

So here’s the deal: Last year, Matt Helmke and I undertook an epic multi-state beer run from Philadelphia to Portland to attend Monktoberfest. Along the way, we made like Zane Lamprey and Pleepleus by stopping at a number of craft breweries. At each stop, we interviewed the head brewer and put a case or two…

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Recap: Monktoberfest 2012

Redmonk founder Stephen O’Grady posted a great recap of Monktoberfest 2012 (complete with the list of amazing, impossible-to-find beers they served). I’m slightly partial to this paragraph: Mike Maney, a longtime Friend of RedMonk, arranged and shot the video for the conference on his own. He and his colleague Matt Helmke turned their travel to…

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Get the Beads, It’s Almost Time for Monki Gras

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to London’s Conway Hall to participate in Monki Gras, the other-side-of-the-pond follow-up to 2011’s wildly successful Monktoberfest. The conferences grew out of a single tweet by Redmonk’s Steve O’Grady and are now on my (and many others’) Lanyard must-attend lists. And the venue choice couldn’t be better: Conway…

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