There will come a day, one which I am not nearly ready for, when it’s not going to be possible (in the sense of “nobody will care”) to do a blog without making video the primary component. I am not ready because it’s yet another bit of technology to master and, well, I ain’t no camera-friendly beauty these days.
The Vlog (video blog) is the wave of the future (in our industry, Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch was an early adopter). Today I received an email reminder about Beer Stained Letter, the great New Jersey-based site of the very talented Jeff Linkous where his professional-level videos are the main feature. It came in the form of the link to his latest effort , a look at the third beer in the new big bottle series from Flying Fish in Cherry Hill, Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout, and the revitalized Delaware Bay oyster industry.
Very well done, I’m sure you will agree, even though it includes ample evidence that not all of us non-camera-friendly beer writers are as protective of the audience’s delicate sensibilities as am I. One quibble though: it seems odd to me to do over eight minutes on the topic without even a glimpse or mention of the ineffable Casey Hughes, much less the sound of his mellifluous voice. That is, as they say on sports radio, a violation.
And here’s another, new video-centric site, Beer Nation, by a couple of guys named Mike & Seth out of New York, also very well done.
When this craze really takes off, do you think Craft Ale House will buy Big Dan a camcorder?
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