It is now time for me to continue on with my epic journey as well and search for my mythical treasure in a far away land. I hope that over the years I, or rather we, have opened your eyes and mind to being a bit more adventurous, even if it is only in an epicurian manner. To those that I have offended and insulted, well, I would like to say that they were mistakes and not prone to repetition, but that would be a lie, for I am an offensive beast. I would like to leave you with a few thoughts:
1. Support your local breweries. There are some incredible beers being brewed here in north Texas (and a few truly awful ones) and they need your support to continue their journey as well.
2. Try new things. New beers, new restaurants, new dishes in old restaurants, new music ...... for goodness sake you only get one life, go live it!
3. Be the teacher. You are enjoying a beer in a pub that serves craft beers and the person next to your orders a Bud. Gaaaaaak. Engage that person in a conversation and suggest a better beer to try .... be gentle, remember, it is their first time. The only way for the craft beer movement to continue is if we, the lovers of good beer, convince those with open minds to follow along with us.
4. Life is too short to drink crappy beer.
Thank you for your patronage, we're off to Rivendell. Now, where did I put that damned ring?
I guess I announced my retirement too soon as that many of you wish to see this continue. Thank you for your support and I will keep posting as long as you keep reading. Cheers - Bon