Hey all. It’s been a crazy year, has it not? Covid. The murder of George Floyd. An upcoming election. Closures. etc. It all sucks, albeit some things are obviously worse.
As always, we’re quietly churning along, attempting to keep the brewery directory up-to-date, and sharing the occasional blog post. We will continue to do so! And we appreciate the kind words, beer samples, and friendships.
Like everything beer-related, our “revenue” has taken a hit. It’s tough out there for hundredaires like ourselves. We’ve also realized that the Google ads, which once provided some extra beer money aren’t really worth the hassle. They look ugly and their payout isn’t that great. So we’ll slowly be dumping the Google ads and maintaining our square sidebar ads for a cleaner look.
We’re also looking at using Patreon to generate a few $$ to help cover the cost of hosting. This summer I took on the massive project of moving the entire site (15 years of posts, images, pages, etc.) to a new host. We’re not losing money, but we’re really not making it either.
Industry friends – we’re thinking about you. We don’t envy anyone who owns, runs, or works in our local taprooms. These are tough times and we hope you all look out for each other.
Ryan, Ryan, and David