Follow beer writer, Troy Burtch, as he explores the wonderful world of craft beer and the pubs that serve it. Great Canadian Beer is a place to come to catch up on beer news, read tasting notes, check out event listings, and for pub previews and reviews.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Someone's Reading My Blog

Greg Clow, a great beer writer in Toronto, has recently mentioned my blog on his site with some very nice and encouraging words. Clow also assumes responsiblity of the news content that gets added to my favourite beer website Check out his site Beer, Beats and Bites to read some of his fantastic work and leave him some comments.

Thanks Greg!!!

Some time ago, I was lamenting about the fact that the number of Canadian beer bloggers seemed to be disproportionately low in comparison to our American counterparts. There hasn’t been a huge change since then, but I’m happy to report that at least one newcomer has joined our ranks, with more enthusiasm than the rest of us combined.

Great Canadian Pubs & Beer was launched by a young fella named Troy Burtch back on August 13th, and in less than 2 months, he’s already made 47 posts on, well, pubs and beers in Canada. It took me something like 7 months to reach that same point. Yikes!

I really like what he’s doing with his blog. While it’s fine and good to rate and review beers, and debate the merits of a particular style, and delve into some of the business behind it, and so on and so forth, beer lovers need to remember that beer is a social drink, and where you drink can be just as important as what you drink. A whole bunch of us wrote about this for an instalment of The Session a few months back, but it’s great to see someone writing about beer and pub culture on a regular basis - especially from a Canadian perspective. It’s something that Pint & A Smoke was set to focus on, but that blog is seemingly abandoned now, so I’m glad someone else has taken up the gauntlet. Or the pint glass, rather.

Welcome, Troy. Keep it up.


Anonymous said...

nice review troy, congrats!!

Stonch said...

Troy, I'd echo Greg's comments. What's great about the blog world is that there are room for so many voices. Keep carving your own boat!

Anonymous said...

Wow - things are looking great - I enjoyed catching up on some of your articles.
Congratulations on the great review.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Greg, who also happens to be a great beer writer. I enjoy your site because it sticks to the facts - Beer is best consumed in a pub with friends. It doesn't have to be the best beer, or an overly complicated beer, because its not relevant. Beer is a social drink.


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