Hello there fellow beer and travel aficionados. You may have noticed that Cryptobrewolgy.com went *POOF* for a little while there, but it’s back. I was unsure where to go with this site and in fact it may not go anywhere since I’m getting involved with other things these days, but there are some of you who are still interested in the various articles on the site so I guess it’s a good idea to leave it here, for what it’s worth.
I will maintain that Cryptobrewolgy.com, founded in 2003, by myself and my friend, is as far as I know the first public use of the term which combines the intrigue and mystery of the field of Cryptozoology with the intrigue and love of beer. Cryptobrewology.com originally began as a beer appreciation website with the loose goal of seeking out interesting and hard to find beers. My friend and I were noobs to the whole craft beer movement and really didn’t understand the wider, ever growing world of beer, but we enjoyed a variety of beers, and we were home brewers, so we winged it. Soon the site morphed into a homebrewing related blog featuring recipes, beer reviews, home brewing kit reviews and suggestions, and how-to videos.
One of my Mr. Beer how-to videos was seen on YouTube by a Mr. Beer rep and I they approached me to create a series of videos, for various styles, describing the process using their equipment. Unfortunately after awhile someone else took over that situation and my videos were removed from their site.
Though I enjoyed home brewing I found it tedious to set up a video session for every batch so I moved on from that, and when my partner at the time (now my wife) and I began traveling I started to capture video and interviews at various breweries and brew pubs, so the site became a travel-blog of sorts. That was fun, but as we all know life can get in the way, and that’s exactly what happened. Fast forward to here-and-now, and we have a website with a lot of content, but not too much new stuff.
I’m not dead, so I’m not done… I’ll just leave it at that. I still love beer, and still enjoy writing so I will likely contribute to this site with the occasional beer-centric interest piece from time to time. If you’d like to follow what might happen here you can find Cryptobrewology on Facebook and follow us there for updates.
Stay well, and enjoy your life. Kind regards.
Drew — Sunday, April 10, 2022.