- Virginia - Yours For Good Fermentables
- Rest of USA - Brewers Union Blog 180, Lost in the Beer Aisle, The NonconFERMist
- Rest of the World - Zythophile, Called to the Bar, The Beer Nut, The Good Stuff, Pencil and Spoon, HardKnott Dave's Beer and Stuff Blog, Cooking Lager, Are You Tasting the Pith?, Tandleman's Beer Blog
Lots of quality reading there, and it was certainly a hard task to whittle it down to the following finalists:
- Virginia - Relentless Thirst and A Homebrew Log
- Rest of USA - The Session Beer Project
- Rest of the World - Shut Up About Barclay Perkins
I have a tie for the best beer related blog from Virginia simply between Eric and James, of Relentless Thirst and A Homebrew Log respectively, cater to different aspects of my love of beer. Relentless Thirst has wide ranging posts of various aspects on the beer world which I find well thought out and thought provoking, whereas A Homebrew Log does exactly what it says on the tin - it is about homebrewing, but it is well written and always informative. I have had the pleasure of sharing beers, both commercial and homebrew, with both Eric and James, and they are top blokes, with a passion for beer and brewing. Keep your eyes open for an upcoming project the three of us are working on.
If you know anything about me, you know I love session beer, and what to see more of it produced over here in the States. Lew's The Session Beer Project then is an invaluable resource for keeping abreast of developments in session beer across the US.
What can you say about Ron that hasn't already been said? Challenging, backed up with facts rather than fables and recipes to brew historical beers! Not only is Ron's blog required reading as far as I am concerned, but the fact that it was one of Ron's books that inspired Devils Backbone to brew a 1904 London Stout recipe, which was one of my favourite beers of the year, has to be a good thing.
But as ever, the final few must become just the one, and so the 2010 Fuggled Blog of the Year is:
- Shut Up About Barclay Perkins
Excellent reading all round and here's to another year of banging the drum about IPAs real nature!