Thank you to everyone who has supported the Barley Broad in our first month of existence. I’d like to take this opportunity to share the mission of this website with you and outline my plans for the coming year.
Barley Broad was born to fulfill a desire to teach. The world of good beer can be an intimidating space. This website is designed to help navigate the bubbly waters of beer and the beer industry.
Barley Broad provides opinions, educational material, and relevant news to help good beer drinkers become great beer drinkers. Here at Barley Broad, we believe that everyone should drink what they like. We’re just here to offer the tools to make smart beer choices.
We embrace the fact that beer drinkers are as diverse as the beers we enjoy. Barley Broad supports inclusivity and the equal treatment of all who imbibe in good beer.
We will never discriminate based on experience. Barley Broad welcomes novice beer drinkers and advanced industry contributors alike. Intolerance will not be tolerated (unless its alcohol intolerance because, hey, we’ve all been there).
We love beer. We strive to celebrate the people who make, sell, and drink it while having some laughs along the way. Because isn’t that what beer is all about?
This month I plan to launch The Barley Broad podcast with the help of several St. Louis based partners to offer educational material directed toward beer drinkers wanting to take the next step. I’d like to think of it as Beer 102. The podcast will cover “intermediate” topics pertaining to the beer selection process, beer styles, and the industry as a whole. I look forward to interviewing industry influencers in an effort to make beer accessible to more people.
I have also begun planning a series of beer pairings to be hosted in the St. Louis area that focuses on dietary needs. The first of which will take place this Spring and will feature a vegan-friendly meal and beer pairing.
I welcome any recommendations on potential events, topics, and interviews. Please feel free to contact me, Sarah Rybicki, at email@example.com
“The Barley Broad”