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10,000 Comments!!

We’ve officially hit 10,000  comments here on the blog!

The lucky winner (of our admiration) is John, who said:

I retried Dragons Milk (because of you and Don) and it went from Ehhh to Yumm. Sometimes we’re just not in the mood for a particular beer. No matter how good it is.

Not only is that the 10,000th comment, it’s also sage advice!

This is a big milestone for Don and I, because it reflects what we like best about the site – it’s a community where folks like you freely exchange thoughts and opinions.  We’ve had some pretty heated debates (this one in particular) but I can only recall one or two instances where someone said something truly out of line.  That’s pretty good for a site about booze, especially one Daniel comments on!

Anyway, we just want to share our excitement and to say thanks to each of you who has taken a moment to share your expertise, your point of view and your love of beer and whiskey.

Next stop 25,000!

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26 Comments on “10,000 Comments!!”

  1. February 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Congrats Don and Jim. Please let me know when you reach 24,999 and I’ll post the winning comment! Free beer from your respective bunkers, right?

    • February 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

      If that’s the case, I’m gonna be number 25,000 – You should see that bunker out there in Idaho!

  2. February 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Very cool indeed! Not a surprise really on one of the best beer sites on the web!

    • February 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

      Thanks Scott – yours ain’t so be either! 🙂

  3. February 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Congrats! Yeah, that Lost Abbey label controversy one was the first time I commented here (or so I believe). This is some good stuff. You guys do a great job of writing posts that encourage discussion as opposed to telling everyone what’s good and what’s not.

    • February 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      Thanks, Zac. Yes, I almost mentioned that’s where we picked you up as a reader. It’s kind of a shock you stuck around because of what a buffoon Don was being at the time, but he’s a lovable buffoon, and perhaps that’s all we can ask for.

      • February 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

        Honestly, I commented at several blogs, but this was the only place a discussion actually took place and there was room for my perspective as well as Don’s buffoonery. (I kid. I kid.) I think because you all engage every comment makes this a place to return over and over.

        • Don
          February 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

          Well Zac, being from Idaho and wearing flannel all the time, I really couldn’t see where that label might have been offensive. I thought some were perhaps over sensative, and I was in my bull in a china shop kinda way trying to lighten toe tone. But now through blog therapy and edjumacatikon I have come to realize that people who are over sensitive have a right to their wrong opinions, and I need to embrace their over sensitivity as diverse and culturally aware. I think I’ll go back into my cave now…that is all. This flannel is gettin’ scratchy..

        • February 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

          Spoken like a true buffoon, Don.

          Well played! 😉

      • February 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

        Nice. Don, I appreciate your comments, because I think you actually think about it instead of just spouting off. Also, there’s balance here because you both comment and bring different perspectives to the table. Besides, I wouldn’t expect anything different from a guy who lives in a place where blue turf is considered a good idea.

      • February 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

        Thanks, Jim. I was going to type “#zing” but it holds more weight coming from someone else.

      • February 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

        Ha! I forgot about that field in Alaska. I did see the ESPN feel-good segment on it.

  4. February 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    No Dales, No KBS, No Stagg, No Notthin???? Alas your admiration will have to be enough. Congrats on the Blogs success and keep up the good work!

    • February 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks, John. Maybe Don’ll send you something…

      • February 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

        It’s cheaper to ship from Jersey. Just saying…

  5. Andy
    February 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Dang! I missed it by one minute and one comment!

    • Don
      February 7, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      Don’t worry Andy we will give you the same “prize” that John got…A free subscription to our blog and unlimited free comments! It’s quite a prize package! 😉

  6. Alex
    February 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Congratulations, guys! Thanks for all the work you put into your posts and your attention to the comments section. It really sets you apart from the rest of the beer/whiskey bloggeratti!

    • Don
      February 7, 2011 at 9:52 am #

      Thanks Alex, and great use of Bloggeratti. Now if I can just get past the security I can get my pics of Booker Noe in his swim suit!

  7. February 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    One more closer to 25k with this one… I’ve enjoyed every blog post I’ve read so far including the comments section… you guys are a prime example of ‘blogging excellence’…

    • Don
      February 7, 2011 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks for your kind words Jorge. It is hard to believe that after a year and a half that we are still as committed and having as much fun with it, but we are, and it is the people we meet and get to interact with that make it fun and worth while for us. Thank You for being here for us!

  8. February 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Way to go Bros! A well deserved milestone. And you’re so right… you have a great not so little community thing going here.

    Cheers!
    G-LO

    • Don
      February 7, 2011 at 9:58 am #

      Yo G-Lo, Thanks. We’re having a good time doing this and it is people like yourself that make it so much fun for us.

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