It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing that I will no longer be producing video reviews. It’s time to say goodbye. This probably isn’t a complete shock seeing how I haven’t posted one in nine months. Rather than just have this little blog fade out into obscurity, I decided to make a post that might give some insight into the decision to let Snobby Beer go. I’m going to be completely honest with this post. Here’s why I’m giving it up:
- It’s not fun anymore. Back when I first started doing the Snobby Beer thing, I was a complete novice. I was a casual beer drinker who wanted to get a little bit more out of the money I was putting into what I was drinking. As time went on, I was getting caught up in making sure I had the newest and rarest beers. I was spending too much money on beer that would end up just sitting in my closet. I traded with people from all across the country to get the next dust-collecting “whale” of a beer. It got old, and somewhere along the way I lost the spark of finding and sampling new and interesting beers. I’m at a point now where I just want to drink a good home brew or session beer, not a mega-rare-barrel-aged-imperial-whatever. Plus, making a video review takes a lot of work on my part, and sometimes it felt like more trouble than it was worth.
- It takes free time, which is something I really don’t have. This year, I co-founded a creative agency and have been working nonstop. I am doing video production well over 40 hours each week.
- I don’t want to stop enjoying beer. The last thing I want to do is get burnt out on something as easy as drinking beer. Chasing beers to review is an expensive and time-consuming hobby. I don’t want to get jaded.
- Writing is funner and easier. I enjoy writing “articles” about whatever I am into at the time. I have been working on stuff for Dayton Most Metro, and I tend to have a lot of fun with what I write there.
Thanks to anyone that actually watched the videos, and thanks to all the people who helped out over the years. It has been a lot of fun drinking beer on camera. I will still be writing silly little beer articles for Dayton Most Metro, so keep your eyes peeled for them. I might still have some updates and written reviews from time to time, but I will be shifting my focus away from this blog for the most part.
Look for my final video review coming soon.