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Anyone who has ever remotely interacted with me knows that I possess (what we will call) the “gift of gab.” I talk a lot … and I mean a lot. This is partly because I think a lot … and partly because I think that I have a lot to say (whether or not what I have to say is important, however … is an entirely different story).

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Two topics in which I seem to possess a seemingly endless ability to talk about are beer and social media (specifically Twitter). I constantly find myself engaging others (often strangers) in conversations about both. And usually, these conversations result in me looking like the biggest geek on the planet. Which is fine by me.

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My love, passion and affinity for social media has introduced me to some pretty damn amazing people as well as has brought me opportunities that I would never have found otherwise. One such opportunity is a charity beer dinner with Samuel Adams (The Boston Beer Company) at the Culinary Institute of Charleston, SC on July 14th.

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Little (well I’m not so little) old (technically I’m not old either) me got invited to attend THE ULTIMATE BEER AND FOOD EXPERIENCE. The event is being co-hosted by The Boston Beer Company and The Culinary Institute of Charleston with Special Guest, Bob Cannon — Head Brewer for Samuel Adams.

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And the best part? It is ALL EXPENSE PAID.

Now how does one get such an honorable invitation? This is where all of my time and energy on social media platforms has successfully paid off (hey Mom & Dad … look at me now).

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Combine a passion for writing with a passion for beer and a passion for all things Internet … add in a community of equally passionate food, wine & beer bloggers … create interactions and develop relationships with this community … and you have one big OPEN DOOR to the (food & beverage) world. The connections and opportunities are endless on the internet — and especially on Twitter. And there is no greater proof than this latest opportunity that just “fell” oh so gracefully into my lap.

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The image right above is the menu for the beer dinner. Select chefs from The Culinary Institute of Charleston have incorporated the beers of Samuel Adams into a tasting menu to be envied. In addition to containing beer as a major ingredient, each dish will also be paired with a Samuel Adams beer.

This dinner excites me for several reasons. Not only will it be the “ultimate beer & food experience“, but it will also give me an opportunity to taste some of Samual Adam’s more rare and less mainstream, specialty beers. One such beer is UTOPIA — arguably the boldest, most alcoholic beer in the world. Rumor has it that Utopia will be paired with one of the desserts. (I am praying that both my stomach and my liver will hold up until dessert — and by the sound of things, this may prove to be quite a challenge).

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Naturally, every great event has an equally exciting & exhilirating after-party. Lucky for me, I have also been invited to attend the special “VIP” after-party with special guest and head Samuel Adams brewer, Bob Cannon.

Now I know what you are thinking — what is the catch? After all, there is no such thing as “free” in a capitalist society. Well folks, I have agreed to do somethings in exchange for a free flight to Charleston, a free night’s stay in one of Charleston’s premier hotels, a free ticket to the beer dinner and free pass to the VIP after-party. For all this, I will blog … and tweet … and talk about the event. And while at the event, I will also blog, tweet, talk — and even live ustream the event.

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Life, my friends, does not get better than this. I get to do some of the things I love to do most in life (traveling, eating good food & drinking good beer with good people) in exchange for two other things that I love to do most (writing my blog & engaging with others).

Stay tuned for more information regarding the event! CHEERS!

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It is no secret that The Beer Wench is addicted to Twitter. My followers on Twitter are very aware of this “problem.” My friends, coworkers, bosses, family members and random strangers also know about my sick obsession with Twitter.

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I am guilty of twittering while at work … at restaurants … on vacation … and even while driving (a controversial topic). I am especially known for twittering while intoxication … TWI baby!

My iphone and the Twitterific application make it possible for me to be on Twitter anywhere and anytime.

I am a huge advocate of Twitter. I talk about it to everyone … everywhere … just about everyday.

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Why do I love Twitter so much? In real life, it is almost impossible to control your environment. You can chose your friends, but you cannot necessarily chose your coworkers, your clients, your customers … the people who work in the stores at which you shop, the bartenders and servers in the restaurants you visit … etc. BUT … on Twitter … you can control your entire social circle.

Twitter allows people to interact with other like-minded individuals with similar interests and levels of intelligence. And Twitter also allows for an instantaneous exchange of information with others.

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Twitter has connected me with people all over the world who share my passion for beer, wine & food. On Twitter I follow beer bloggers, beer connoisseurs, homebrewers, craft breweries, wine bloggers, winemakers, wine marketers, food bloggers, chefs, foodies, winos, hopheads … and many individuals who work in the hospitality and restaurant industry. We all exchange information via Twitter: tasting notes, beer reviews, wine reviews, restaurant reviews, beer news, wine news, bacon news …

In fact, a separate Twitter-related website called Twitter Taste Live has been created by food, wine & beer enthusiasts … for fellow winos, foodies & hopheads … further connecting them through virtual tastings!!!

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Twitter has made me a smarter blogger … a smarter consumer … a smarter taster & reviewer.

I want to share all of my Twitter friends with the world! So I spent a good part of my afternoon compiling a list of all the people on Twitter that I follow that love beer. Some of them are beer bloggers, some are homebrewers, some are craft breweries … many are wine lovers that also share a passion for beer … Regardless of what aspect of the beer realm they come from, each person in my underground lair possesses some sort of passion and enthusiasm for beer! So check them out!

THE WENCH’S TWITTER UNDERGROUND BEER LAIR

@TheBeerWench

@Normskibrewer

@TheBeerBuddha

@mondaynightbrew

@olllllo

@theBryon

@VADavid

@dhonig2

@drycobrew

@hailtheale

@JugShop

@LENNDEVOURS

@beersage

@beergeek

@drbeerlove

@timjeby

@osumarko

@AngelicVampire

@eljefetwisted

@chrisbutts

@vcuspoon

@calipidder

@ChipperDave

@Rogue_Ales

@basicbrewing

@BeerBabe

@skeene

@juicecowboy

@livingstonmedia

@drXeNo

@bellsbeer

@beerphilosopher

@1WineDude

@Bradinator

@BrewDudes

@mmWine

@HopFrenzy

@Bsimi

@dublwrap

@hbgeek

@BrooklynBeast

@goodbeershow

@radiculture

@JonathanNail

@ColeDavid

@CoreyDTT

@bacontoday

@bidendswine

@timberelk

@donthorp

@MarkRanes

@beeratlanta

@beermeabeer

@twobeetqueers

@DeschutesBeer

@magichat

@beerhawkers

@beerblaster

@Jeffporn

@RealBeer_com_au

@tneedham

@beerlover

@sfbeerweek

@baconator

@greatlakesbf

@beersmith

@heatmizerhair

@Teecycle_Tim

@JOHNNYDEUCE

@BeerReviews

@MikeLovesBeer

@servo3000

@beerobserver

@broeditor

@BeerAmericaTV

@midwestmicrobrews

@beerdo

@MustLoveBeer

@ShmaltzBrewingW

@beertweeter

@chuggnutt

@BeerMutineer

@beermolly

@adamsonnett

@thefullpint

@epicbeer

@beerchick

@BeerTapTV

@timlemke

@rob_denunzio

@UselessBrewing

@dogfishbeer

@draftmag

@BeerTalking

@allaboutbeer

@BrewRob

@BrewSawa

@jjshanks

@Chompa

@winebratsf

@chrisscott

@brew_monkey

@Aronado

@Beer_Goddess

@pacificbrewnews

@BREWPUBLIC

@alexlewis

@dylanconroy

@bitterbartender

@tombedell

@barchefct

@baconbaconbacon

@kallardnyc

@snacks728

@mike_marsh

@Joe_Jones

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It has taken a few [rather pathetic] attempts, but The Wench has finally embraced and is actively using Twitter!!!

To follow me, click on my profile link.

Not familiar with Twitter? Well, you should be!

According to Wikipedia:

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts, ranging up to 140 characters long.

Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email.

For those of you who are familiar with AOL Instant Messenger, I like to describe Twitter as a constant thread of away messages. Twitter allows people to provide a community of “followers” with “life” updates as frequent as they wish.

At first, I thought I needed a PDA or i-phone to be opt in to this community. Whereas having those tools does help and increase usability, they are not necessary. In order to pull off Twitter, all you need is a computer, an internet connection, and the willingness stay up-to-date with your tweets.

See you on Twitter, my lovely tweets.

Thebeerwench

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