It’s me, your old mate Beerforayear from 2012. Sorry it’s been a while since the last post – I forgot my Wordpress password and it’s taken me four years and 22,340 attempts to log in again. But now I’m here and I have something important to
sell tell you!
I wrote a book which you maybe, possibly, hopefully could be interested in. It’s about beer and is the latest in the Awa Press Ginger Series (How to Have a Glass Of Wine, How to Watch a Bird etc), and it’s a real book printed on paper and everything. When the publisher approached me about it I was like, are you kidding me? I can’t write a book about beer – have you even seen my blog? It’s full of drunkenly-employed exclamation marks and Clueless analogies. You can’t put stuff like that into a classy font and make people pay for it.
But guess what, they did!
How to Have a Beer is kind of a beginner’s guide to beer crossed with a personal retelling of my own beer journey, with a few dick jokes thrown in for good measure (and then mostly thrown out again by the editor, which in hindsight was the right call). It’s sort of hard to explain, all I can say is if you made it through Beer For a Year or even this far down this post, you are probably just strange enough to enjoy it.
How to Have a Beer launches this Thursday at 6:15pm at the Grey Lynn RSC and I would love nothing more than to see some of the old blog readers there. Your favourite professional beer geek Phil Cook will be officially launching the book and Garage Project, bless them, have bravely brewed me my very own “Cock Bock” for the occasion (you may remember I attempted something similar during this blog). All in all it’s going to be a bloody great time. Here are the deets:
If you can’t make it don’t worry, you can still buy a copy of my book for yourself and everyone you love for Christmas. It should be out at the usual outlets soon but I believe it’s available right now from awesome independent bookstores Time Out in Mt Eden or Page & Blackmore in Nelson.
Hope to see you Thursday! You’ll find me where I always am at these events – over by the snacks table.