November Recap

November was certainly one interesting month! The Beer Thrillers pumped out an incredible volume of blog posts – 34 in total. From four different people. Two being brand new writers for us. Myself – B. Kline – I pumped out 30 blog posts, one per day. It was quite the adventure, quite the journey. My blog posts averaged 1016 words per post, and there was 30 from myself alone, from beer reviews, brewery reviews, news, tidbits, events, and all kinds of things in between. From a large host of locations, from beers in bottle, draft, and can, from several new breweries, and many old standby’s of the blog. And just like I challenged myself to do a new blog post each day, I had also challenged myself to drink a new beer each day (new as in new to me, and a unique beer to myself), so this was certainly a very interesting, challenging, and fun month.

Some days the blog posts were easy. Other days not so much. Some days I had the blog post done at 7:30 or 8AM… other days I’m struggling to get the blog post done, and wrapping it up at 11:58PM.

I never truly felt like I had burnt myself out…. until I came to doing this recap blog post. Thats why its now December 7th and its getting posted; when this was meant to be posted on December 1st. And I still don’t think I’m ‘burnt out’. I think its a case of ‘start-up issues’. The hardest part about any blog post is starting the blog post. Like writing anything, the hardest part is the beginning, is putting ink to paper, or to type those first few words. So, as the time stretched from December 1st… to December 2nd…. to December 3rd…. I hesitated and procrastinated more and more, and this post went further and further by the wayside. So for that, and for the fact that the blog as a whole hasn’t had a single post in December, and no new blog post in a week, I apologize. For those of you who were looking forward to this recap posting of my “November NaNoWriMo Challenge”, I apologize. And yes, I know I’m not REALLY doing a NaNoWriMo, and I know I’m not using the term correctly.

But this is the recap post, and it is finally going live. I apologize for its tardiness, but hopefully you will enjoy it all the same.

I met all three of my self-set hard challenges for November, and fell short of a soft-challenge for myself. My hard challenges were: 1) One new blog post per day, 2) One new unique beer per day, and 3) One 1-mile or more walk per day. These challenges I completed. (Figured the 1-mile or more walk would counter-balance the fact I was drinking every day.) The soft challenge I failed was hitting my 10K steps per day. And I only failed that one day…. ironically the second day of the month. I only got 8.8K steps that day, mainly due to a friend gathering and party and having gone to it right after work.

But you all don’t really care about the challenges, and just want to see the recap right?! So here’s whats going with that. I’m going to make a list here of the dates (November 1st, November 2nd, November 3rd, etc.) as headings, and then underneath it, list the different blog posts we posted that day (mine, J. Doncevic’s reviews, AJ’s Default Brewing post, and the guest writing blog post by Let Us Drink Beer). I will also list what new unique beer I had each of those days (or in the cases of some days, ‘unique beers’). So lets to it!

NOVEMBER 1st:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Pumpkin Spice Stout (Newfangled Brew Works)
  • Catchin’ Feels (Tattered Flag)
Pumpkin Stout by Newfangled Brew Works

NOVEMBER 2nd:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Rose Cider (Wyndridge Farm)
  • Blood Orange Cranberry Tart Ale (Troegs Independent Brewing)
  • Strawberry (Delp Brother’s Home Brewing) (Friend’s Homebrew at the party)
St. Thomas by Pizza Boy Brewing Co.

NOVEMBER 3rd:

Blog posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Wicked Watermelon (Redd’s Brewing Company)
Walker Station Stout by Pretoria Fields Collective

NOVEMBER 4th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Secret Machine – Key Lime & Tangerine (Dewey Beer Company)
  • Intergalactic Warrior (Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.)
  • King Sue (Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.)
Flight of beers from ZeroDay Brewing

NOVEMBER 5th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Wicked Black Cherry (Redd’s Brewing Company)
King Sue by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

NOVEMBER 6th:

Blog posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Wicked Apple (Redd’s Brewing Company)
Intergalactic Warrior by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

NOVEMBER 7th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • There’s Nuttin’ Butter Than a Nice Pair of Cam Pants (Westbrook Brewing Co.)
S’Mores LazaRIS by Boneshire Bew Works

NOVEMBER 8th:

Blog posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Broken Heels (New Trail Brewing Co.)
Ghost 782 by Adroit Theory
There’s Nuttin’ Butter Than a Nice Pair of Cam Pants by Westbrook Brewing Co. and Edmund’s Oast Brewing

NOVEMBER 9th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Schwarzbier (The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery)
Secret Machine – Key Lime and Tangerine by Dewey Beer Co

NOVEMBER 10th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Adjective Animal (WISEACRE Brewing Company)
Broken Heels by New Trail Brewing Co.

NOVEMBER 11th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Tattered Dreamz (Tattered Flag)
  • Twin Mount .50 (Newfangled Brew Works)
  • Government Overspending (2019) (Tattered Flag)
  • Seven. Point. Six. Two. (Tattered Flag)
  • 556 Stout (Cox Brewing Company – CBC)
Adjective Animal by WISEACRE Brewing Company
Colonization by Adroit Theory

NOVEMBER 12th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Boat Drinks: Pina Colada Berliner (Crosstown Brewing Company)
556 Stout by Cox Brewing Company (CBC)

NOVEMBER 13th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Alcatraz Sour Apple (Johny Bootlegger Beverage Company)
Boat Drinks: Pina Colada Berliner by Crosstown Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 14th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Alpha Abstraction Vol. 8 (Wild Leap Brew Co.)
Veteran’s Day flight at Tattered Flag

NOVEMBER 15th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Double IPA (Newfangled Brew Works)
  • Lager (Newfangled Brew Works)
Alpha Abstraction Volume 8 by Wild Leap Brew Co.

NOVEMBER 16th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Birra di Levante (Levante Brewing Company)
Double IPA by Newfangled Brew Works

NOVEMBER 17th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Syndicate City Sour Peach (Johny Bootlegger Beverage Company)
Lager by Newfangled Brew Works

NOVEMBER 18th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Tickle Parts – Passionfruit (Levante Brewing Company)
Birra di Levante by Levante Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 19th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beer:

  • Great American Apple Pie (Stout Brewing Co.)
Tickle Parts – Passionfruit by Levante Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 20th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Mechanicsberry (Appalachian Brewing Company)
  • Bargain Black IPA (Appalachian Brewing Company)
  • Embers Remain (Appalachian Brewing Company)
  • Ragged Edge Espresso Stout (Appalachian Brewing Company)
Beer flight from Appalachian Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 21st:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Newfangled Pils (Newfangled Brew Works)
  • Nitro Stout (Newfangled Brew Works)

NOVEMBER 22nd:

Blog posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Darwin’s Forehead Salted Brown Porter (Fonta Flora Brewery)
  • NVP (Nitro Series) (Breckenridge Brewery)
Darwin’s Forehead Salted Brown Porter by Fonta Flora Brewery

NOVEMBER 23rd:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Gotta Get Up to Get Down (WISEACRE Brewing Company)
Newfangled Pils by Newfangled Brew Works

NOVEMBER 24th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Paradise Lost (Southern Prohibition Brewing)
Gotta Get Up to Get Down by WISEACRE Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 25th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Crowd Control (Southern Prohibition Brewing)
Paradise Lost by Southern Prohibition Brewing

NOVEMBER 26th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Citraquench’l (Heist Brewery(
Moon of Vega by Equilibrium Brewery

NOVEMBER 27th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Scratch 394 – Mango Tangerine Lime Tart Ale (Troegs Independent Brewing)
  • Scratch 395 – Pineapple Passionfruit Guava Cherry Tart Ale (Troegs Independent Brewing)
  • Scratch 396 – Dry-Hopped Pale Ale (Troegs Independent Brewing)
  • Mad Elf 2019 Vintage (technically not a ‘new’ beer, but my first of this year’s vintage) (Troegs Independent Brewing)
  • Coco-Nator (non-scratch version) (Troegs Independent Brewing)
Citraquench’l by Heist Brewery

NOVEMBER 28th: (Thanksgiving)

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Azathoth (Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company)
Azathoth by Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 29th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Not My Style, Might Rate Anyway (Pizza Boy Brewing Co.)
  • Visions of Yesterday (Pizza Boy Brewing Co.)
My sampler flight from Troegs Independent Brewing

NOVEMBER 30th:

Blog Posts:

Unique Beers:

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose (Westbrook Brewing Co.)
The food spread at Official BBQ and Burgers, with a beer from Pizza Boy Brewing Co. (Visions of Yesterday)
Reformation Brewing (photo courtesy of Let Us Drink Beer)

Whew, what an exhausting month November was. I think part of the reason it took me so long to get the energy to do this recap post, was knowing the amount of formatting involved and the photos…. and now that the challenge is over, a malaise kind of settled over me. Like my job was completed. I started this post this morning before work, and had to finish it now after an extra hour or so of work on it this evening. I still want to put in some statistics of the month, for the blog, and for myself, and will most likely come in and do the edit for that later tonight or tomorrow. I will also add the tags and categories. But for now, I just want to get this live and up on the internet. Its 7PM and this is long overdo.

I would like to thank my contributors and co-authors on this blog for making this month (and all the time in general) go so well, and for providing so much help, fun and entertaining blog posts to read, and for helping so much with the blog! Thank you J. Doncevic, AJ Brechbiel (Default Brewing), and Let us Drink Beer Blog. My blog post for Let us Drink Beer’s blog will go live tomorrow and I will provide a link here for that in the statistics edit I will do. In the meantime you can read their post about their upcoming additions to their blog here: Let us Drink Beer: Exciting Additions Coming Soon!

Cheers and I hope you all enjoyed all of our blog posts in November. Heres to the rest of 2019, and then on to the future, 2020, and the next decade!

-B. Kline

EDIT:

Some statistics from the month here at The Beer Thrillers:

Blog posts:

  • 34

Unique authors:

  • 4
  • B. Kline, J. Doncevic, AJ – Default Brewing, and Let Us Drink Beer

Visitors and Views:

  • 2,767 Unique Visitors
  • 6,293 Total Views

Twitter Followers:

  • 95
  • (Goal was 100, just missed it)

FaceBook Followers:

  • 130

Most Vewied Posts:

Breweries reviewed/beers of their’s reviewed:

  • Boneshire Brew Works
  • Tattered Flag
  • Newfangled Brew Works
  • Cox Brewing Company
  • Adroit Theory
  • Troegs Independent Brewing
  • Pizza Boy Brewing Co.
  • Levante Brewing
  • WISEACRE Brewing
  • Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company
  • Southern Prohibition Brewing
  • Heist Brewery
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing
  • Dewey Beer Co.
  • ZeroDay Brewing
  • The Millworks
  • Appalachian Brewing Company
  • Crosstown Brewing
  • Fonta Flora Brewing
  • Westbrook Brewng Co.
  • Equilibrium Brewery
  • Pretoria Fields Collective
  • Wild Leap Brew Co.
  • New Trail Brewing

Styles:

  • IPA
  • Double IPA
  • Black IPA
  • Brown Porter
  • Stout
  • Pilsner
  • Lager
  • New England IPA
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Sour – Fruited
  • Sour – Other
  • Fruited Beer
  • Gose
  • Sour
  • Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  • Pale Ale

Some personal stats for me:

Unique Beers:

  • 50

Total Beers:

  • 68

Breweries Visited:

  • Boneshire Brew Works
  • Tattered Flag
  • Troegs Independent Craft Brewery
  • ZeroDay Brewing
  • The Millworks
  • Official BBQ and Burgers – Pizza Boy’s Secondary Location
  • Newfangled Brew Works
  • Appalachian Brewing Company

New Restaurants/Bars:

  • The Gin Mill
  • Official BBQ and Burgers

Again, thank you all for reading. This post has now been updated with tags and categories. Please leave a like, a comment, and please follow us!

Thank you everyone!

Cheers!!

-B. Kline

Published by BKline

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