Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beer N Bikes pedals off

When I started Beer at 6512 in January 2009, it was the only beer blog in town. But not long after, Jeff Hammett, a newcomer to Durango, started Beer N Bikes.

He's done a good job keeping Beer N Bikes updated with news on those two topics that are near and dear to Durangoans' hearts. I also had the pleasure of participating with Jeff in a brewing project with Ska Brewing Co.

But now Hammett is returning to San Diego, he says on his personal blog. Presumably this means the end of Beer N Bikes as it pertains to Durango happenings.

Jeff, I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you continue blogging there. San Diego certainly has enough going on beer-wise to keep several dedicated bloggers busy.

His move also means that there will be less beer news out of Durango than there has been. That is a bad thing. With my full-time job, I can't keep up on everything, and my perspective is only one among many.

Maybe, just maybe, there's another would-be blogger out there with a little time, a love of craft beer and a way with words. Anyone?


  1. Hey Chuck! My name is Kevin, and I actually just moved to the Durango area, and am a craft beer fan! I have enjoyed your blog as well as Beer n Bikes from St. Louis for quite a while! Once I get settled here and get back to having some free time, I may start up a blog and try to take up where Beer and Bike left off...I have recently started into home-brewing and really enjoy the local breweries in Durango! I will keep in touch and let you know when I get started! Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks, Kevin. I look forward to hearing more from you.

  3. Morning to all. I have had a second home in Forest Lakes for over 10 years. My wife and have always loved the beer scene in the area. We were excited when Steamworks broke ground in Bayfield for their new site for brewing. We were more excited when they opened and had a pub to go along with fresh brew. Unfortunately, the economy hurt and they had to close. WE are left to go to Durango for good food and fellowship. I'l continue to post when new developments occur.

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