Move over, Highlights for Children
Well now it looks like we'll finally have two new options besides the venerable Zymurgy starting in the next couple months. Hopefully coming soon to a pediatrician's office near you, Draft magazine says they're targeting an audience of "both casual beer drinkers and serious enthusiasts", which is great, since I'm both of those things, depending on the time of day. I worry, though, that they're going to have much luck convincing casual beer drinkers to subscribe to a whole magazine about it, much in the way that as a casual tea drinker might worry they're not "enthusiastic" enough to warrant a subscription to this. Unlike the viciously anti-blog Beer Advocate folks, they also have a companion blog to complement the paper version.
Speaking of Beer Advocate, their print monthly publication is due out at the same time. While I worry that they might run out of ways to write breathlessly about Westvleteren, I'm hoping that my repeat requests to become a contributing writer could help spice things up a bit.
That goes for you folks over at Draft, too. I'm sitting here with a bottle of Redemption just waiting for you to call on my insight and wit to pad those pages of yours.
[jazz hands]Call me.[/jazz hands]