One thing that I love is when people of like minds from across the Internet get together and purposefully explode out content targeted at a central topic or theme. I love the sense of virtual community. I love tracking people who think they’re being original, when they’re just regurgitating Bob Jones’ point of view. I love learning about new points of reference for a given topic.
The only thing is, when it does happen, it is usually a topic that I could give a rat’s ass about. Something along the lines of how so-and-so on American Idol so shouldn’t have been voted off. Her version of I Feel Like A Woman was sooooo much better than than who’s-his-ass’s version of Dancing On The Ceiling.
But when that topic happens to be beer … fugettaboutit … that’s when I’m surfing the web like back in ’95. Page to page to page to page … for hours.
And so it is with The Session – a concept floated at the end of January by Stan over at Appellation Beer. It goes like this:
- Someone is chosen to host for the upcoming month
- The host picks the theme and lets everyone know via a post
- On the first Friday of the month, everyone who wants to participate posts based on the chosen theme
- Each participant lets the host know where their post is
- The host aggregates the posts
Simple, and damn if it doesn’t shine the light on beers I haven’t tried. Time to get my beer trade on! There has been only one Session (the inaugural Not Your Father’s Irish Stout), and it took place during my time off from posting on Brewerman. I promise not to miss next month’s Session … Dubbels.