We have some pretty cool news happening over here at the Blotter. There is a bit of barley in the kettle.
I decided to take our latest home brew out of conditioning today. I poured about 2 gallons into my party pig and took it over to see some friends. The Hop Chocolate (a Dark IPA) tasted really good – and everyone agreed. Unfortunately, our wonderful editor and the pulse of this blog, Jessica Reiser, could only take a sniff. How dare her? Oh the disrespect? Nay. There is a bit of barley in the kettle.
That’s right. If you haven’t got my weird hint, Jessica is pregnant. Its her first babe. Pretty exciting stuff.
Don’t feel bad that she missed out on a taste of the Hop Chocolate. Don’t fret that she will go without a breakfast beer for 9 months. Its all very good, she’s about to become a beer aroma expert.
So, if you see Jessica – shoot her a congrats. We will miss her wonderful enthusiasm for enjoying great beer, writing engaging stories and keeping the blog rolling. Luckily, she will continue to hold the weekly beat with her Beer Week column. I’m sure she will be back on the regular routine in September.