First, an icebreaking exercise:
My name is Kim. I grew up in Kansas, moved to Pennsylvania, moved back to Kansas. I like writing and beer. And food, cooking, brewing, thunderstorms, perfume, nail polish, awesome terrible Saturday night SyFy movies, the internet, novels written for teenagers that women in their 30s also like, giant robots, running, dancing, medieval things and unicorns. This blog will be roughly 90% beer and writing and 10% everything else.
I will mostly write beer reviews, wherein I tell you what to drink, what to avoid, and what to drink to experience the sheer badness of it. I will also tell you where I found the beer should you decide to try it for yourself.
Beer and I have an ongoing relationship that is somewhat longer than my ability to drink it legally. I have tried hundreds – really, hundreds – of beers. I’ve completed the beer tour at Old Chicago, the beer tour at Porter’s Pub in Easton, sampled beer from six of the seven continents. I’ve helped homebrew several styles of ale. Beer is awesome, we are friends, and I will judge you on your beer taste. Feel free to judge me on mine, as well.
Writing and I have a near-lifelong relationship. It has its ups and downs. We’re trying to move the relationship into a more productive, profitable phase. My works-in-progress include a dissertation and a novel about teenagers, alchemy and a lot of fog.
When it comes to beer, I prefer ale over lager. Specifically, I love IPAs and stouts. I tend to hate light lagers but tolerate pilsners. I think that a good porter is a mark of a talented brewer: it’s a good trick to balance the heavy malts with a light-but-noticeable hop flavor.
So that’s that for that. Enjoy!