B&WB in the Press: We’re World Famous! (in Boise, Idaho)

This isn’t going to help keep our egos in check.  Don and I have been profiled on the site UncleBoise.com, where writer Crandal Bourdeaux does a great job of reviewing B&WB and sharing how Don and I got our start.

Here’s a little taste:

The blog has been around for over two years now. Before that, Don says the idea for the site had been percolating for a year before he called his brother with a strange request.

“He liked beer; I liked whiskey,” says Don. “So I asked him, ‘Why don’t we make a blog about that?'”

This proposal took brother Jim completely by surprise.

“He has the technical skills of a caveman, so his exuberance for doing something with the Internet struck me as odd,” says Jim. “I figured it was important to him, so I gave it a shot.”

This is the first time anyone has cared enough to actually interview us and put together a profile about the site, and I have to admit it’s pretty cool to read nice things about yourself on the Internet (instead of the nasty stuff I see out there about us, most of which was written by us!).

Anyway, if you’re a fan of the site, it’s well worth a read – it’ll make you feel like you have great taste for slumming here with us.  Check it out!

Here's a screen cap from the article. The girl in the pig hat is totally digging me!

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33 Comments on “B&WB in the Press: We’re World Famous! (in Boise, Idaho)”

  1. johnking82
    November 1, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Most skin this website has seen since Don was shirtless.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:30 am #

      Too bad it’s the shade of a cheap pistachio snack. 😦

      • Don
        November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am #

        Hey, you know what they say…”once you go pink…” 😉

  2. November 1, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Crandall Boudreaux sounds like a character from a William Faulkner or Flannery O’Connor novel.

    Congrats on getting the press! Mr. Boudreaux is correct in pointing out the layout here. Of the blogs I regularly visit, yours is the quickest to load and high on the legibility scale. It’s clean and simple while also visually appealing.

    Of course, none of that would mean a thing without the awesome content.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      Thanks, John. I’ve been pretty clear in my agonizing over the layout here. We want to show a lot of content without it being too busy. Glad to hear it’s working.

      As for the content, I know that at least half of it is good. I’ll leave it up to you to determine which half it is. 😉

      • Don
        November 1, 2011 at 10:42 am #

        I’m pretty sure it is the half that doesn’t have a “Pig Girl” leering at him 😉

        • November 1, 2011 at 10:43 am #

          I think you’re right… 😦

  3. November 1, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Um, I don’t think that’s just a pig snout on her hat, but she is digging you.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:33 am #

      yeah, before she turned her head to look at me, that “snout” was all floppy…

    • johnking82
      November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      winner.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:44 am #

      This guy is kind of grossed out by Jim’s picture, despite being covered in filth himself.

      • November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am #

        You can keep your mudman and I’ll keep my piggirl!

  4. November 1, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Today Boise, tomorrow . . . Idaho Falls?

    • Don
      November 1, 2011 at 10:43 am #

      Would have been funnier if you said Pocatello. Any time you can use Pocatello in a sentence it is funny!

      • November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am #

        I’ve been to Pocatello; they have a lovely bathroom in the McDonalds! And you’re correct, Pocatello is much funnier.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      I’m trying not to get my hopes up, Alex, but you’re reading my mind…

      Today Boise, tomorrow Schenectady! (which happens to be even funnier than Pocatello in a sentence).

      • Don
        November 1, 2011 at 11:10 am #

        Yeah, but you lose the western vibe when you go to NY.

  5. November 1, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Congrats, guys! Excellent post. Uncle Boise has some great content on it, too. Read it frequently. Another site that tries to inform but doesn’t take itself too seriously.

    • November 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

      The piece (and the site) is really well-written. Almost like they are professional writers who blog or something. Wonder what that’s like? 😉

  6. November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Mad Oinks!!!!!!!!

    Nice to see that a non-craftbeer/whiskey focused publication respects your work like the rest of us “experts”.

    Congrats and keep your hands off that new mascot.

    @TheAlemonger

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:51 am #

      I’d better, or my wife will catch me red-handed – literally! Zing!!

  7. November 1, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Congrats Gents! Always an interesting read, and you guys have excellent taste in beer/whiskey. Kudos!

    • Don
      November 1, 2011 at 11:28 am #

      Thank’s Rich. Although being famous in Boise is a little like being the prom king of a one room school house 😉

      • ScottG
        November 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

        I had a buddy in college we joked about being in the home-school marching band. We can get you together and celebrate your prom victory properly. It consisted of him in the back-yard with a kazoo. Hours of drunk entertainment there.

  8. November 1, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Coolness! When I went over though, there was a black dude taking his shirt off next to you, and also a guy with a shot put looking to throw it in your direction.

    Anyway, very nice interview and it seems they ‘got it’. Also it seems my $2 ‘donation’ to the editor worked! 😉

    • Don
      November 1, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      Funny when I went there, there was a guy in a skirt with an enormous penis looking longingly at Jim…or was that a telephone pole?

      • November 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

        Naw, pretty sure that was his junk!

  9. November 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Nice work Bros! Well deserved.

    Cheers!
    G-LO

    • November 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

      Thanks G-LO. We’re super-pleased with the way it turned out.

  10. November 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    That’s one hell of a nice write-up and right on the money. Congrats guys!

    • Don
      November 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks Wayne. It was fun to talk about, and I love the result of the article!

  11. November 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Today, Boise. Tomorrow, Nampa!

    Congrats on the write-up right next to “Tune-in Tokyo Massage.”

    • Don
      November 2, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      Yeah, I love their motto “Best Rub and Tug in Boise!” Tug! Seriously?!! Nobody caught that?

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