Meet Bill Fishburn
Welcome to BrewbeatNW-a blog about craft beers and craft breweries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. I intend this to be more educational than your standard beer review blog. I have a strong passion for brewing and craft beer, and I love sharing that passion. My passion is fueled by gaining knowledge, so if that’s what you’re into—and if you want to know more about beers and brewers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho—follow along. If not, grab a craft beer and your remote and head back to the TV. Either way, relax and enjoy your brew!
As a beer lover and a homebrewer, the questions I ask the breweries and the brewers will try to balance the needs of the lay beer drinker with the curiosity and needs of the homebrewer. For every full feature review I post, I will give you a peek into the brewery and their brewer(s). Then I’ll share what they tell me about themselves, as well as their beer—after all, it’s their creation. For my shorter posts, I’ll only review the beer.
Because I want to provide you with information you can use to evaluate beers on your own, I’ll give a style-based review. I am a Recognized Beer Judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), and, “The purpose of the BJCP is to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills.” In order to ‘promote beer literacy and appreciation’, I’ll review beers as if I were judging them for a competition leaving you with an overall summary and recommendation.
I hope you enjoy my reviews. Drop me a comment, if you have a sec. Cheers!