Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First support, then rejection of #BrewDiet

Word of my little experiment is getting around. And even though Untappd declined my request1 to create a badge for drinking along with me during #BrewDiet, plenty of folks are jumping in with support! Like...

  • Brent from PA - This film director mistakenly thought his state had nothing good to offer me in the way of craft beer. I set him straight and he's busy packing up some goodies to send my way!2
  • Charlie the Beer Guy from AZ- This man literally taught me to drink good beer. Though his work environment isn't quite as liberal as mine when it comes to consuming alcohol during work-hours, he's got a system he thinks he can stick to. As such, he'll be joining me in the beer-and-sausage-only diet the entire month!
  • Chris Miller from OH - Chris recently shed a boat-load of weight. As a fan of beer (and home brewer), people said he couldn't do it. Ha. He showed them. He's modifying the plan slightly to make it more in line with the good stuff he's already doing for himself. For the month of October, he'll subsist on fruit for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and beer for dinner. Whenever possible, he'll work sausage into the salads. Go, Chris!
  • Thomas "cmdln" Gideon from MD - Thomas is joining us in spirit, though he's not quite yet worked out what his regiment will be. He is the co-host of the Living Proof podcast, where I'll be a frequent guest next month to document my progress in audio.
  • Chooch Schubert from DC & John Taylor Williams from MD - I'm still waiting on firm commitments from these gentlemen, but I know they are in somehow. JTW co-hosts Living Proof with Thomas, so he'll be feeling the pressure!

Thanks for the support, guys! And welcome to the sausage fest! No... wait. That didn't come out right. At any rate, I appreciate you joining me for #BrewDiet.

Want to get involved? OK! Just drop me a line and let me know what you're planning on doing. I'll keep a running list of who's in and to what extent. Maybe do a weekly summary of the #BrewDiet Nation? No wait... #BrewDietitians! Love it!

October 1st hits this Saturday. What should I have for my breakfast beer and the kick-off to #BrewDiet?


1 - Hey, I can't blame them. They probably get loads of people emailing them all the time with "make a special badge for me!" requests. But I still love the tool Untappd provides and will use it every time I drink a beer on my #BrewDiet.

2 - Yes, you can send me beer. Or sausage! Ship it to:
Evo Terra
1849 E. Guadalupe Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283
Be sure and include a note so I know who to thank in a blog post, tweet, Facebook update and more!

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  1. [...] First support, then rejection of #BrewDiet [...]

  2. A dunkelweizen style beer would be a nice start to the morning. The yeast gives it banana notes. Some nutmeg flavor, too. As you might guess, I'm a fan of this style mostly due to it being less heavy, but with wonderful flavors.

  3. I've had a few dunkels in my time, Bruce. I like 'em. More to them than a straight hefe, and less chance of getting that odd cardboard or bubblegum flavor.

    And you're right, the banana flavor might make it a great start to the day!


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