My true confession is that I’m head over heels for beer. I’m in love with the bitter, flavorful taste of pure hops. So much, in fact, that I’ve eaten actual hops before.
Unfortunately, I’m cannot claim the title of “beer afficianado” quite yet. While I’m not an expert, I’m no novice either. I’ve called myself many names before, such as “beer brat” and “hophead,” but no title seems more appropriate than “The Beer Wench.” To me, it is unpretentious and playful, which is exactly the main mantra of this blog.
For all of you literalists out there, I’m not a real beer wench. The Urban Dictionary defines beer wench as both:
1. A voluptuous female pirate type woman, usually with a fiery attitude, and usually seen around taverns and bars, seaside fishing towns, and wherever pirates roam.
2. A scantily clad girl, hired for an hourly fee (eg. AU$65) to wait hand and foot on groups of thirsty Australian cricket fans, allowing them to enjoy the cricket, which can last for up to 5 days.
Well, hate to disappoint but I am neither voluptuous or not scantly clad and DEFINITELY NOT a beer servant for men. However, I most certainly have a fiery attitude and I can definitely be found in taverns and bars as well as around seaside fishing towns … and wherever pirates may roam!
The purpose of my beer blog is to share relevant and interesting beer knowledge, suggestions, and experiences with the rest of the online beer loving community. I believe in the power of social media. My goal is to inspire conversation, instead of giving lectures. Having dialogs with others about beer is entirely more fun than giving monologues!
My palate is not the end all be all, yes I am aware. This is why I love to experience beers through others. Hearing and reading about the experiences are others have had with the beers that I taste is quite possibly the best way to learn!
The beauty of beer is all in the palate of the beholder, right?