Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fermentedly Challenged and Who is Chipper Dave?

Dave ButlerHello! Thanks for visiting my beer blog. Wondering what my story is? My real name is Dave Butler and I live and work in Greeley, Colorado. This LinkedIn page pretty much covers my professional background, but that doesn't cover the rest of my life.

I'm an IT techie by trade and work from home. I’m a big fan of social media tools. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have been a God-send to me for meeting other people with similar interests. I blog part-time and the revenues I make from this blog pay for my homebrewing and craft beer indulgences.

You’re now on the Fermentedly Challenged website. Here you’ll find the primary focus of my free time, namely – enjoying and making good craft beer. Fermentedly Challenged is all about expanding your tastes in craft beer by providing reviews of hundreds of craft beers, tips on homebrewing beer and reporting the beer news around Northern Colorado.

Seeing how I live and work in Colorado, you’ll probably see a local slant to my postings. I like to feature local breweries and post news articles about Colorado and regional events, but I also like exploring beers from all over the world.

I enjoy going to as many beer festivals and breweries that I can manage to and when I go I like to bring along my camera and Flip cam. I also homebrew my own beer on occasion and will post about what I'm brewing and what equipment I'm using.

I previously moonlighted as the Northern Colorado Beer Examiner for the Denver web site. I wrote there to expand upon my writing skills and to pick up some beer money on the side. I wrote about 100 articles between May 2008 and May 2009, some of which are still a good read today.

If you already follow me on Twitter, YouTube or Facebook, thanks a bunch! Please send me a message on Twitter or write on my Facebook wall and say hello so that I can get to know you. I try to follow as many of the beer loving faithful as I can.

Dave ButlerIf you’re trying to decide whether or not I’m safe to follow on Twitter or Facebook, relax. I won’t send out a bazillion tweets a day and I won’t spam you with offers of any kind. I use social media sites as my virtual pub and am typically sitting back enjoying a craft beer after work and sharing a few tweets and status updates with fellow beer fanatics at the same time.

If you are a lover of good beer like I am, you might be interested in checking out the rest of my beer blog. I’ve sampled hundreds of different craft beers in the last few years or so and have written about just about every one of them.

I’d love to hear about what you thought of some of those beers and if you’ve had a great beer I might not have tried yet. Please feel free to add a comment to any article on this blog.

Thanks for reading. Please look around my blog. If you like what you see please consider subscribing via RSS reader or by email with the links at the top of the page. Or add a comment to any of my hundreds of blog posts. Cheers!

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