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Oh yes … yet another blog post on the amazing powers of Twitter.

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Go ahead, roll your eyes.

I recognize that most people in the world are oblivious to Twitter. And a very small percentage of those that are aware of its existence actually have a Twitter account … and most of those people probably do not use it.

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I can safely bet that at least half of the people reading this post have never even heard of Twitter.

On the flip side, the other half of you probably linked to this post from Twitter … further demonstrating the power of Twitter.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my obsession with Twitter. The following in an excerpt from that post:

Twitter allows people to interact with other like-minded individuals that have similar interests and levels of intelligence. 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 …

As a result of Twitter, I have made some amazing connections and and friendships. Twitter has provided me with many experiences and opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. This may sound strange to non-Twitter users, but it is the truth.

Twitter’s amazing rate of popularity and growth has led to the development of topic specific platforms outside of Twitter that work in conjunction with it. One such “spawn of Twitter” is TWITTER TASTE LIVE.

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ABOUT TWITTER TASTE LIVE:Twitter Taste LIVE is a ground breaking tasting format that utilizes the popular social networking tool Twitter to connect passionate consumers with people that share their passion! TTL began as a series of online wine tastings bringing the worlds top winemakers, importers and bloggers directly to consumers all over the world. As an open platform driven by the users, we quickly found demand for other topics including Craft Beer, Cigars, Spirits, and varied Culinary topics.

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Originally, TLL was centered around wine tasting. Eventually, beer was added to the roster. The first TTL beer tasting was “An Introduction to Trappist Ales.” It was held this past January and was tremendously successful.

Being both a beer geek and Twitter addict, it was only natural that the brilliant creator of Twitter Taste Live approach The Beer Wench regarding future beer topics and assistance with running TTL beer tastings.

Needless to say, my ideas are endless. However, I was able to narrow it down to two beer themes in which I am extremely interested: beers with exotic ingredients and lambics (specifically gueuzes).

The first of hopefully many Twitter Taste LIVE Beer events co-hosted by @TheBeerWench is scheduled for SATURDAY MARCH 7th 2009. The theme is “Exotic Ingredients in Beer Featuring Dogfish Headhead.” The tasting will begin promptly at 8PM EST.

 Dogfish Head beers to be tasted:

Fort – world’s strongest fruit beer with wild raspberries.
Red & White- made with pinot noir grapes.
Palo Santo Marron – An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels

 For obvious reasons, I am totally stoked about this event. I’m looking forward to tasting some amazing beers from one of my all-time favorite craft breweries with my fellow beer loving tweeters!

Cheers!

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