What a week this was. I did my annual Extra Life event this past weekend, and I was able to not only reach my $800 goal, I surpassed it and ended with $1000. I was also able to try so many good beers, I had to trim down the list to make it presentable. We lost a kind soul this week with Jonghyun of Shinee taking his own life. He helped many others by focusing on mental illness, transgender awareness, but deep down he also needed help of his own. Just remember if you are suffering, you are not alone and please reach out.
- Sad to bring this news to you this week, but Jonghyun of Shinee has passed away after committing suicide. Shinee was the group that helped bring me out of a silly attitude of always hating K-Pop boy bands blindly. You can check out the funeral procession, but I recommend against it if you are not mentally or emotionally ready. This was a very heartbreaking event.
- Beer drinkers have never had more choices of beer to drink as the U.S. Officially Tops 6,000 Breweries.
- Speaking of over 6,000 breweries in the U.S., many small and medium breweries are Feeling the Squeeze.
- Cord cutting is growing each year for obvious reasons, and Netflix is now neck and neck with Cable subscriptions.
- When a kid whom experienced being homeless himself gives up his XBox to help donate blankets to those in need, Microsoft Rewards His Selflessness With an XBox One S and more!
- A lot of talk around the #MeToo campaign and sexual harassment in general is about women as victims, but lost in the shuffle is that everyone can be a victim regardless of gender, sexuality, race, etc. Terry Crews surprised a lot of people as a male Silence Breaker.
- Paste breaks down the 12 Best Beers of 2017, and I haven’t had a single one. To be fair, I’m skeptical of any list including a pumpkin beer in 2017.
Best Beers of the Week:
- South County Brewing – Gelato DIPA Strawberry Raspberry
- Aslin Beer Company – Progeny: San Antone Saucier
- Aslin Beer Company – Today or Tomorrow
- Modern Times Beer – Dragon Mask
- Argilla Brewing Company – Clash Stash #9 (AKA Clash Stash Whipped)
- Benchtop Brewing – Proven Theory (Triple Dry-Hopped)
Bundle Bargains of the Week:
Videos of the Week:
By now everyone knows, about Net Neutrality but a couple of my favorite Youtubers have decided to at least poke fun at Ajit Pai and bring us some joy lately.