Saturday, April 23, 2016

I'm baaaaaccccckkkk.....Again.

Yes, yes, yes, I know, I've said I'm back before and then stopped writing as much as I intended.  I'm hoping this time is different, and frankly I think it will be for a number of reasons. After living downtown for a bit, I moved back to Clear Lake, which is where I work, and I think that will help focus my writing (more on that in a bit).  In all honesty (a little pulling back of the curtain here), life has been complicated the last couple of years which is one reason my writing took a nose dive.
But, I've been doing this for about a decade now, and LOVE writing whether it be about beer, wine, cocktails, food, books, coffee, even cigars.  And I am hoping to continue that writing with a little bit more focus.  Over the course of the last decade this blog has taken many different forms, from being primarily a wine blog, to then being more of a beer blog, then I added cocktails.  Now?  Well now I am focusing on writing about the area South of Houston.  I live and work in Clear Lake so it feels right to focus on this area. Additionally I think there are some really cool things going on down here.  We of course have one of the best beer bars in the area down here with Nobi, but there are more and more craft beer places popping up (J. Henry's anyone?), breweries opening up, craft cocktail bars, new restaurants with amazing chefs behind them, and much more.  I think Clear Lake isn't represented in area writing very much, and I am hoping that I can help change that.  I will of course continue to post my tasting thoughts on different beers, and book reviews as well.  Some travel stuff will be thrown in, along with of course big events that occur downtown, other areas.  My South of Houston, will probably stretch to cover areas beyond CLC, like Pearland, Alvin, and even Galveston island (speaking of which, if you haven't been to Galveston Island Brewery, What Is Wrong with you?).  I've already added CLC area events on the right hand side of the blog for those of you that live down here.
My goals are to post 2-3 times a week, at least at the beginning.  If I feel like I can do more than that I will. As always, please follow me on twitter and instagram (@barlevyine for both).  I'm pretty active on both, and look forward to hearing from any readers or followers.
Thanks for reading, and I hope that I encourage you to check things out here in CLC.

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