OK so a while back I wrote a blog post about virtually travelling around the world by drinking brews from all over the globe.
Since then I've thought about it and before I kick it off I've changed it a bit.
Firstly, five beers have, erm, disappeared... hiccup. This isn't a major thing, the ones that miraculously disappeared can be easily replaced (Red Stripe, Zwiec, Camerons Strongarm, Tiger, Dragon Stout). I'll replace them when I get through the other 20, as I reckon this may take a while.
Secondly, I've decided to simplify the formula. I have planned to map out the journey between all the beers and where they were brewed, and then circumnavigate the globe in a logical manner as though I were really travelling between the destinations. Thinking about it, I think it'll just be smarter to work on the beers when I manage to find a person in each location. Put simply, I'll fit in with the plans of the people I'll be chatting to instead of getting them to fit in with my plans.
Lastly, the beers that turned up were different to the ones that were on the website. Which is nice.
The plan is I'll find people in each of the locations listed below, organise a time, then Skype them or Twitter with them and have a chat over a beer just like you would if you were sat at a bar in the local area. I'm sure each chat will be different, some with strangers/ some with friends, some in the same industry/ some in different walks of like, and I'm sure some will be more interesting than others. We'll see eh?
It'd be good to get any of your opinions on things you would like me to think about. Got any ideas about things I can chat about? People I can chat to? Pop them all in the comments, please.
OK, so the 20 beers are (in no particular order):
12) Redd's Apple Beer.
From Poland. (Can anyone help me with the brewery for this one?)
From Trinidad. (I think).
(It's difficult to be 100% accurate with those locations, as some of the beers are brewed under license across several different breweries. I've tried to find the first or local brewery for each. Do contact me if you think I'm wrong with any of them.)
OK so now it's over to you. I need your help.
Let me know if you're close to those places (needn't be the same town, but in the general location and in the same country at least?) and fancy a chat one day while we're both drinking one of the beers. We can have a chat on Skype or Twitter if you like. Nothing more than you would do if you were sat at a bar at the end of a day. Maybe we'll chat about work, life, politics. My only aim is to share a beer with a local even though we may be thousands of miles way.
Alternatively if you know someone that may like to chat to me please send them the link and ask them to get in touch.
And as I said, if there's anything you'd like to offer to improve the experience please do - I just thought it'd be an interesting thing to do to add some context to the beers I had delivered. Just pop all your feedback in the comments section or email me at madesignstudies at gmail dot com.
So - who is up first? Look forward to 'meeting' some of you soon.