Think of this topic and discussion in terms of being in a relationship . . . I'm not suggesting we need to be thinking of beer all the time, or as much as we think of our partners (though some of us might!), but I'm curious to hear what you beer lovers do to show appreciation for good craft beer.As Ryan puts it, he's not asking "why" we love beer, but "how." Honestly, I don't even have a good idea yet for Valentines Day, but explaining "how" I show my love for beer should be obvious from this blog.
Perhaps it's that you buy a case of your favorite seasonal and share it with others every chance you get, or you commit yourself to only drinking that beer until it's gone. Perhaps whenever you travel to a new place, you seek out as many local beers as you can instead of finding your favorites. Perhaps you don't even buy bottled beer, but instead fill your growlers and drink at local taprooms. Perhaps our writing and blogging about beer shows how we love beer.
Yes, I drink it, share it, and brew it. But more than anything else, I communicate it.
You see, "beer" isn't just some inanimate object. It's a story about people. The people who make it and the people who drink it. I've never found anything that can turn strangers into friends faster than beer. That has nothing to do with its intoxicating effect and everything to do with its social nature. Exploring these stories is how I show my love of beer.
*Today is the first Friday in February which means it's time to take part in The Session, a collective effort of beer bloggers around the world to write on a common topic once each month.