My thinking here is that for the average beer fan, it can be interesting and at times useful to read what breweries are up to. It may be information on the release of a new beer or details of an event, but the benefits are fairly obvious. Similarly, the benefits to brewers are just as obvious (they are to me anyway), whipping up a frenzy of excitement and anticipation strong enough to coax money out of even the tightest of pockets has been proven to bear fruit. The reason for blogging this is to show my support for those brewers I choose to Follow (always open to suggestions of ones that I'm not Following) and to help, in part, to build the network of beer drinkers and beer producers. As I only have a network of 500 Followers then it makes good sense to try and get a little help spreading the word via this blog and its potential to be Tweeted and ReTweeted. Well go on then!
@Tempest Brewery 57 Tempest Brewery
@oleslewfootbrew 58 Ole Slew Foot Brewery
@LivOrganicBrew 128 Liverpool Organic Brewery
@AndwellBrewing 137 Andwell Brewing Company
@TapEast 191 Tap East (Brewpub)
@kelburnbrewery 295 Kelburn Brewery
@dancingduckbrew 316 Dancing Duck Brewery
@DartmoorBrewery 351 Dartmoor Brewery
@ButcombeBrewery 445 Butcombe Brewery
@xtbrew 470 XT Brewing
@chiltern_brewer 51 80 +29 The Chiltern Brewery
@hackneybrewery 115 204 +89 Hackney Brewery
@croptonbrewery 136 164 +28 Cropton Brewery
@eastlondonbrew 139 201 +62 East London Brewery / Steve Lascelles
@hewittsbrewery 152 181 +29 Hewitt's Brewery
@allendaleale 222 281 +59 Allendale Brewery
@ldnfldsbrewery 416 916 +500 London Fields Brewery
So there you have it, more new breweries popping up* and more established breweries embracing the power of Twitter. So don't be mutually oblivious, clickety-click that mouse button and help join the dots!
Thanks for reading.
(*99 in the last 12 months - Source: CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2012)