Here in the Bay Area, beer aficionados are gearing up for San Francisco Beer Week in February, one of many craft beer festivals that take place across the country. Beer fans who take their passion for potables online come in all shapes and sizes.
Take, for example, The Aleuminati, founded in 2008 by Sean Connelly, a writer for Beer Connoisseur magazine. The Aleuminati are dedicated to spreading the love of craft beer and homebrewing worldwide. Their network allows beer geeks and homebrewers to discuss techniques, review craft beers, swap recipes, and exchange hard-to-find brews. Unlike other beer review sites, The Aleuminati’s strength lies in the daily interactions members cultivate with each other and the constant multimedia sharing through which they show their love for beer, including some great videos and podcasts. Sign up for this “not so secret society of beer drinkers” to join in the discussion.
Beer for Chicks aims to popularize a passion for pints in the hearts of women everywhere, and provides beer expertise from a female perspective.
Run by Christina Perozzi, a seasoned beer sommelier and the co-author of The Naked Pint, Beer For Chicks is a hub for beer bloggers to learn share and discuss craft beers, beer and food pairings, and tasty recipes made with beer. The network showcases recipes like Pumpkin Pie with a Kick, French Onion Beer Soup, and a heavenly imperial stout-based whip cream infusion. Visit Beer for Chicks to experience Christina’s efforts to dispel the myths women have about beer and bring it to the forefront of modern dining.
Finally, The Beer Army aims to cultivate the appreciation of quality beer as well as to help develop a robust craft beer scene in its home base of Eastern North Carolina. Their network sponsors several real-world meet-ups and craft beer events that shine the spotlight on local and regional breweries. Their next project is their very own beer festival. The Beer Army is a great place for beer fans to discuss trends in craft brewing and the beer industry, such as nanobreweries and the green brewing revolution.
These beer fans find an online haven in Ning Networks as their preferred place to celebrate the suds.