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I’ve agreed on short notice to host’s Beer Blogging Friday on 9/7/18. Please help me out by writing a blog by/on Friday on the topic of “Beer and the Good Life”.



Below is the prompt for the Sept. 2018 Beer Blogging Friday; here is the link to the roundup of all the posts I received in response.

The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspectives on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry. 

The founders of the event, Jay Brooks and Stan Hieronymous, state that it is “an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic.”

This Session’s Topic: Send Posts by Sept. 7, 2018

Beer ads famously sell us “the good life”–fit, scantily clad friends imbibing on boats and beaches in the summer sun. But that’s advertising, not real life (not often anyway). So how does beer fit into a well-lived life? What does beer mean to being a good person, or having a good life?

As seems typical for The Session, the guidelines aren’t strict. Maybe one of these topics will spark an idea for your blog post:

  • What role does beer play in your life? Does it help or hurt, on balance?

  • What does enjoying beer mean to you?

  • Creating a life full of pleasure (including the enjoyment of good food and drink) is a moral responsibility one owes to oneself and there is no better way to live.

  • Good beer, good food, good books, good friends–these are the things that make a good life.

  • How much beer is good? How much beer is bad?

  • Is getting drunk/wasted an appropriate part of a life well lived? Is an occasional blow-out a good way to “release” (or however you think of it)?

  • You could do other things with your time/money: Is it wrong to spend it on beer instead of something else? How do you balance your personal desires with your other responsibilities?

  • Beer and Community: Is the point of beer to help humans connect?

  • Beer and Justice: How can we justify enjoying a pint when so many things are wrong in the world, and in the beer world itself? There are many recent hot topics that would fit well here: Beer and gender, identity, race, class, etc.

  • How does blogging about beer, or talking about beer with friends, enhance your life?

  • Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Is the unexamined beer not worth drinking?

Email me a link to your post or link it in the comments below, by or on Friday, September 7, 2018. My job as host is to create a “round up” of all the posts received. I’m looking forward to seeing what you write. I’ll have my post up early on Friday morning (Pacific Time).