I was recently having a conversation with a couple people who had various thoughts on the the print vs. online mediums for receiving news and information about the beer industry. There seem to be three main options:
- Online sources (blogs, dedicated beer websites, such as Beer Advocate, etc…)
- Free beer newspapers (Brewing News, Celebrator, etc…)
- Purchased beer magazines (Draft Mag, Beer West, etc…)
In my opinion, all three mediums have their place. I get most of my news and event information online, but I really enjoy feature articles, interviews, reviews, and other content in the free beer newspapers. I can’t say I purchase any beer magazines on a regular basis, but I’ll occasionally get one (maybe twice a year on average). I’m interested to hear what other people’s habits are. Obviously, this poll will be a bit biased since you are all finding it online…I’d likely get some different answers if I went to a bar and polled people.
Please leave any comments you’d like on thoughts regarding online and print beer news.
As a full disclaimer, in addition to running Seattle Beer News, I am also a writer for the Northwest Brewing News.