Weekly Wonderings 005 – How To

This week’s Weekly Wonderings is a How To episode.  From Craft Beer to LinkedIn to Periscope.  And for the aspiring writers, my favorite writing podcast are all featured on Weekly Wonderings 005.


Sixpoint LogoDo you know how to clean your glassware properly?

Can you spot a beer glass that hasn’t been cleaned well? Have no fear and head on over to the Sixpoint Blog and check out their Beer Clean Glassware. Here’s a snippet:

Wouldn’t it strike you as tragic, if something like dust, or a spot of dish residue, compromised all this? Dude, you can’t mess this up! A glass that isn’t “beer clean” messes with head retention, banishes aroma, and compromises mouthfeel. The look isn’t right either — almost every beer deserves a healthy foam capper to keep oxygen out and aroma in.

How To Achieve The Perfect Craft Beer Pour

Once you’ve got that glassware “beer clean” now it’s time to let Julia Herz of CraftBeer.com teach you the perfect craft beer pour.


How To Craft The Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Is your Linked In Profile up to speed?  I know mine still isn’t.  Back in Weekly Wonderings 002 I highlighted an interview with Laura Virili where she provides a ton of great Linked In tips.  But this week I’m concentrating on your LinkedIn Profile set up specifically.

And look no further than Mike Alton‘s seminal blog post:

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile.

Mike Alton (from his Twitter profile)

Plan on spending serious but well spent time going through and implementing everything Mike Alton spells out for you.  This could easily be a book, and in fact there is a downloadable guide.  One important thing to note from Mike:

Before we jump into these recommendations, let me make one more point perfectly clear. These are not necessarily recommendations for the perfect LinkedIn profile if you’re looking for a job. I am writing this from my own perspective, as someone who is using their LinkedIn profile to connect with influencers, partners or prospects. I already have a business and I am counting on LinkedIn to help me grow that business and reach more of their nearly 200 million active monthly users.

How To Periscope

My other Social Media How To involves Livestreaming, which is quickly taking Twitter in particular by storm.  If you have made the leap into Periscope or are thinking about it then head on over to Dustin W. Stout’s Periscope Pro Tips blog post.  This is the second time Dustin has been featured in a Weekly Wonderings post.

Dustin W. Stout (from his About page)
Dustin W. Stout (from his About page)

Periscope Pro Tips: What to Do Before, During and After the Broadcast

Dustin will guide you through how to prepare, stream and then follow up afterwards to ensure high quality Periscopes.  He breaks things down in detail and really provides you with tips and tricks for things you might not have even considered paying attention to.  Here’s a quick quote:

The people who are engaging on your broadcasts are crucial in growing your platform further. You need to treat every single commenter as a valuable advocate and do all you can to develop an on-going relationship with them.

This is THE Periscope guide in my opinion.


How To: Writing Excuses

Writing Excuses
Writing Excuses

My favorite writing podcast has been around for a while and features the following writers offering guidance on every aspect of writing a great novel:

Writing Excuses

These are 15 minute podcasts because, as they put it:

You’re in a hurry and we’re not that smart!

This series (now on season 10) is filled with great advice from the four above as well as guest writers.  They cover everything from Theory and Techniques to Career and Lifestyle and even to demonstrations on how to implement some of their suggestions.  This is a fantastic series and, if you are an aspiring author, well worth every moment.

Here’s a link to their most recent podcast episode (as of the writing of this post):

Writing Excuses 10.31: How Do I Control the Reader’s Sense of Progress?


Here’s a quote:

Part of your job as a writer is to create an illusion here.  An illusion of difficult progress towards a goal so that you have a satisfying ending.

One programming note: with this week’s post I have moved my publishing day for Weekly Wonderings to Monday mornings.  My goal is to note things that catch my eye throughout the week and then to write up this blog on the weekend and publish it on Mondays.  I have added a podcast for this blog series as well.  I’ve never done a podcast before so I will be learning that process from scratch as I go.

I’m hoping the podcast will allow me to delve a little deeper into some of the content I share each week along with chronicling my own journey on social media as I learn and grow.

By moving these blog posts to a Monday publishing window I hope to also be able to share out more content from the people highlighted here throughout the week.

And that is a wrap for this week’s Weekly Wonderings blog post.

Now, if you’ve made it this far, please drop a comment below to let me know how I’m doing and if you have found anything I’m sharing of interest or of help.  Your feedback is what I need to learn how to improve as I take this blogging/podcast journey.  I’m a firm believer in learning by doing but I’m also open to guidance and suggestions as well.

Always wondering,

Charles E. Dunkley

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Weekly Wonderings 004 – International

One of the beauties of the Internet and Social Media platforms in particular is the ability to connect with people around the world. It’s easy for us to get caught up focusing on local events as our own lives often dominate our perspective. And yet, when I sit down at the computer I can explore the rest of the world.

This week’s Weekly Wonderings highlights some people and organizations from outside of the US.



Real Ale Craft Beer

RealAleCraftBeerSimon Martin is a prolific video beer reviewer. Residing in Cardiff (a city who’s name is instantly recognizable to the Doctor Who and Torchwood fans), Simon Martin reviews craft beer from all over the world on his Real Ale Craft Beer YouTube Channel. If you are looking for that one craft beer reviewer then Simon is your guy. His absolute love of craft beer shines through in his reviews as well as his knowledge. He makes you want to run right out to your local craft beer shop and buy that beer.

Besides reviewing craft beers Simon also brews collaboration beers with breweries in the UK.

Simon has been a long time friend of Craft Beer Nation (the craft beer group I belong to) and he never fails to entertain and enlighten.

Head over to Simon’s Real Ale Craft Beer YouTube page and watch some reviews. And don’t forget to leave him your comments and let him know I sent you his way.

Here’s one of my favorite reviews (and a personal favorite craft beer):

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Weekly Wonderings 003

Week 3 of Weekly Wonderings brings me to Google +, a perhaps overlooked, but incredibly valuable Social Media platform.  My wanderings return me back to the Social Media arena where I have enjoyed the best interaction.  There I’ve made new real life friends, expanded my knowledge and have a blast interacting with so many different people in so many different circles.

In all of my interactions over on Google + it is in the craft beer arena where I first began to engage and where the bulk of my participation still resides.  I’m a Craft Beer Nation Moderator and Hangouts On Air Technical Producer.  I also handle some graphics and blogging for our Friday Night Hangout (about to reach Episode 167 as of the typing of this post).  For how I went from stumbling across other craft beer drinkers on G+ to my current roles with Craft Beer Nation read My Road To Craft Beer Nation

Craft Beer Nation Logo - while backgroundWe have a lot of fun as Craft Beer Nation over on G+.  We run a Community that is currently over 18,000 members.  We have an active group in there sharing pictures of what craft beer they’re drinking. or of their beer haul.  And others share their reviews.


Our main presence on G+ however, is in our weekly Hangouts On Air.  Every Thursday night at 9:30PM Eastern we host Pints and Quarts, our weekly Craft Beer Current Events show.  Pints and Quarts features a live interview with leaders in the craft beer industry, from head brewers to brewery founders.  We also cover topical craft beer news as well as touch on upcoming new releases and festivals.  We aspire each week to give you an insight into how craft beer is doing.

Our other weekly Hangout On Air is our oldest and longest running show: Friday Night Hangout.  Every Friday at 10:00PM Eastern some of our Moderators and Contributors gather together and dive into a different style of craft beer.  We drink and review and discuss the style at hand.  Friday Night Hangout is a very relaxed and laid back affair, and on rare occasions, can devolve into shenanigans, especially on Barleywine night.  Where Pints and Quarts is professional, Friday Night Hangout is a freewheeling fun time.

You can view our most recent episode of each of these shows (as of this typing) here:

Some of our Moderators also traveled to Savor 2015 in D.C. this year where they wrangled up a list of craft beer who’s who and ran a live on air hangout for three hours, doing quick interviews with some of the top craft breweries in the US.  Don’t worry though.  We combed through all those hours of footage afterwards and chopped them down into each short interview session.  You can find our interviews with the likes of Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewing and everyone else here on our Savor 2015 YouTube Playlist page.

While I am there on most of our Hangouts On Air, my participation is mostly behind the scenes handling the technical aspects of the hangout so our Host and Panel can concentrate on providing an engaging show.  Overall, I’m loving every moment with Craft Beer Nation.



Since this is a G+ centric post this week I’m going to give a short  list here of people on Google+ who got me paying attention to social media and its importance to having an online presence in any arena.

  • Dustin W. Stout of Dustn.tv
  • Wade Harnan of Wade Harman.com
    • Wade specializes in relationship building via social media blogging employing psychology to prompt action.
    • Wade hosts a weekly G+ Hangout On Air every Thursday at 11:00AM Eastern called Relationship Marketing.
  • Jeff Seh of Manly Pinterest Tips
    • Jeff is all about how to succeed on Pinterest by to quote his page: “adding testosterone, one pin at a time”. He hosts his weekly Manly Pinterest Tips Show and Podcast on Google+ via Hangouts on Air.  You can also visit his main website for links to all of his shows.
    • Jeff’s beard.  Go check it out.



Some people are utilizing Google+ Hangouts (whether as Event pages to gather attendees, or full blown Hangouts On Air) to tie into Twitter Chats.  Here are a few that I see do this quite successfully:

  • #CloudTalk
    • Via Hangouts On Air run by CloudTalk you can watch the live video chat and comment along on Twitter with the #CloudTalk hashtag.
  • #BufferChat
    • Via an Event Page (without a live HOA) Buffer sets a calendar reminder for their followers to head on over to Twitter to participate in their weekly #BufferChat every Wednesday.  As of the writing of this post, today was my first time participating in this Twitter hashtag chat.  And going forward I plan on participating every week.
  • #CMGRHangout
    • The My Community Manager G+ Page hosts the #CMGRHangout Twitter hashtag chat every Friday at 2:00PM Eastern. This is a G+ live Hangout On Air where the viewers all engage with their commentary and input over on Twitter.

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Music has a strong presence on Google+. There are many to choose from but for this week I’m going with my favorite Google+ Music Page and that is Friday Night Sessions. Founded by Sean Cowen, this G+ Page is run by a great group of people, hosting different themed music nights on Google+ where they post a slew of music videos.  Their main featured night is Friday night and each week they pick a different musical theme and post videos starting around 10:00PM Eastern and they keep going, often into the wee hours.  Every Friday Night is a different musical theme.

And the host doesn’t just post what he/she wants to hear, they take requests and post those videos as well.  Every Friday night is a great musical journey and a great way to end of the work week.

If you’re into Metal than their Sunday night show is for you.  Into Indie music?  Then stop by their page on Wednesdays for their Indie Spotlight theme.  Whatever music you like there’s a good chance it will show up on one of their theme nights at some point.



ScannerDrome could easily fall under many of the Weekly Wonderings categories but for me it fits the most into Science Fiction.  ScannerDrome is a Google+ Page and also runs the ScannerDrome G+ Community



Run by Buyer Brown and Lola Lariscy (who is also one of our Craft Beer Nation Moderators) ScannerDrome delves into Enterntainment, Television, Movies, Books, etc, mainly from a Technology and Science Fiction viewpoint.  Every week you will find Lola on Twitter under the ScannerDrome account live tweeting a whole  host of science fiction television shows. Head over to their website and you will see all of the various topics Buyer and Lola contribute to.  It’s an impressive list.

Over on G+ in particular, besides their G+ Community, ScannerDrome hosts a bi-weekly Hangout On Air called ScannerDromeTV – Best Part of Being Odd.  This show is broken into two back-to-back HOAs.  It used to be one long one but the Internet gremlins swallowed one of their shows whole never to be seen again so they’ve since taken precautions to break the content up into two shows back-to-back every other Saturday.  It’s entertaining.  If you’ve ever wanted some people to geek out with over science fiction shows, movies, books, etc. then this is the show for you.

Here’s their most recent show:

And that’s a wrap for this week’s Weekly Wonderings 003 – Google Plus edition. Let me know what you think of this week’s Wonderings, curated after years of wandering around Google+

If you have any G+ people, pages or communities or even collections that fall into any of the above categories that you would recommend, drop a comment below and I will be sure to check them out.

Always wondering,

Charles E. Dunkley

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Weekly Wonderings 002

Week 2 of Weekly Wonderings is all about learning. One of the beauties of the Internet is its use as a platform for sharing knowledge.  And in my wanderings this week I was fortunate to come across a series of items that certainly expanded my knowledge and thought process.


Banner - CRAFT BEERWeekly Wonderings – Craft Beer. While I am a moderator and technical hangout producer for Craft Beer Nation, I explore the craft beer world from all sorts of sources.  One of my favorites is The Craft Beer Channel from overseas in the UK.

Among their many YouTube videos they have a running series called Beer School.  Their most recent entry is all about barrel aging beer.

Check out the rest of their Beer School series for other entertaining and instructional shows.  They also have a host of other great videos revolving around Craft Beer.

Banner - SOCIAL MEDIAWeekly Wonderings – Social Media. I recently joined LinkedIn after years of telling myself I’ll get around to it.  And now that I have I realized I really needed to dive deep into LinkedIn as a professional social media platform.  Luckily for me Ande Lyons Possibility Partners, weekly Hangout On Air over on Google + (are you on G+ and if not, why not?) this week featured Laura Virili who is masterful at breaking down LinkedIn and its power as a professional medium.  And along the way she’ll teach you some tips and tricks on leveraging the technical setup of your profile.

How to Make Your LinkedIn Network an Introduction Machine 

Ande Lyons has quickly become a weekly favorite show of mine.  She always brings such a positive experience to her shows and never fails to entertain and enlighten.

Banner -TECHNOLOGYWeekly Wonderings – Technology. As part of Craft Beer Nation I am involved in Hangouts On Air, which also get turned into podcasts.  And the clarity and consistency of audio levels among the various participants can vary greatly.  Over at the always fantastic Geeks Life is this excellent – and quite technical – breakdown on how to fix uneven audio levels.

How To Fix Those Uneven and Wonky Voice Levels in Your Podcast

Banner -MUSICTerry Leigh Britton’s Blue Juice Jubilee Variety Show!

Weekly Wonderings – Music. This one could easily fall into a few categories.  Terry Britton‘s weekly show has been running for 15 weeks now and it has to be the most interesting and unique weekly show out there. There’s technical tutorials involved, poetry,  and discussions about all sorts of topics.  But I’m placing this here under music as each week opens up with about an hour of instrumental music.  And then there’s Terry playing some live flute.  Be forewarned, plan to spend 3 plus hours on Sunday afternoons with:

Terry Leigh Britton’s Blue Juice Jubilee Variety Show! [15]


And that’s a wrap for Weekly Wonderings 002.  I’m off to NYC for a long weekend am I’m sure next week’s post will include some of my time there,  Expect pics of pizza and beer, among other things!

Do you follow any of the people/groups above?  What are your thoughts about the videos presented here?  Let me know in the comments below.  And if you have any weekly shows you’d like to share let me know.  Also, are there other Weekly Wonderings categories you would like me to add?

Always wondering,

Charles E. Dunkley


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Social Media can bombard us with information overload and articles or events of note can stream by so quickly they get pushed to the background before even giving them the attention they command.  So, if for myself at the very least, and hopefully of interest to you, the reader, I will be gathering together some of those interesting happenings that cause me to take note and to stop and think, here in a weekly post.   My wonderings prompted while wandering, if you will.

For my inaugural Weekly Wonderings I’ve put together links to some happenings around the globe that touch upon the Craft Beer world, Social Media, and Music. Expect to see Technology and Books as other categories make appearances in the future.  This week’s wonderings is video heavy but not all weekly posts will be.  It all depends on what strikes my interest.

The Full Pint -BrewDog Expands To The US With Help From Anchor Brewing


As found on The Full Pint website Anchor Brewing has been the Importer for Brew Dog and looks to help provde a national distribution footprint once Brew Dog’s American location is up and running and brewing Domestically in the US.

Stone Brewing’s brilliant Arrogant Bastard campaign launches


Arrogant Bastard is my desert island beer and what I personally consider Stone Brewings Flagship beer.  In a brilliant and still quite mysterious campaign Arrogant Bastard has flown the Stone coop and has gone out into the world to be brewed at other Craft Breweries.  What this means for Arrogant Bastard overall is still a mystery and one I will be following closely.  Stone Brewing really gets how to use Social Media and is always finding creative ways to stay in the forefront of the Craft Beer conversation.



Do Social Network Posts Show Up in Search?

An insightful discussion between Lany Sullivan and Ammon Johns regarding the impact, or lack thereof, of social media postings on SEO.  One moment that really resonated with me:

Social media is for listening. Your blog is for answering. - Ammon JohnsClick To Tweet

Savvy Sexy Social
The “Hello” Tweet Strategy for More Engagement

Amy Schmittauer’s simple tip to build engagement that can be easily overlooked.  If you’re into Social Media then go follow Amy.  She provides helpful and yes, savvy, content, multiple times a week.


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Netflix launches their new Nina Simon documentary:
What Happened, Nina Simone?

Nina Simone ranks among my all time favorite performers and now on Netflix and in theaters is the new What Happened, Nina Simone, a documentary authorized and supported by her family.  This will be part of my weekend viewing.  If you don’t know Nina Simone head over to YouTube and take a listen. She is a masterful performer. Here’s a concert of Nina Simone from Holland back in 1965.

And now I’m off to deep dive into Nina Simone over on YouTube.

If any of these articles catches your interest or if you have any interesting articles you want to send my way please comment below and let me know.  By each of us sharing what moves us or makes us stop and think we spread knowledge and entertainment and expand our views and thoughts,

Always wondering,

Charles E. Dunkley

Ommegang Nirvana IPA

Ommegang Nirvana Packaging – photo by Charles Dunkley

Ommegang Brewery, nestled in the hills around Cooperstown, NY, is known for its fantastic  Belgian style beers.  Recently they decided to brew an American style India Pale Ale, their first non-Belgian beer.

Ommegang reached out to Boulevard Brewing, also owned by Duvel, to use their brewery to brew, bottle and package their new IPA.  Ommegang’s bottling line is configured only for 4 packs and they wanted their IPA to be in the more traditional 6 pack.

As part of their launch Ommegang opened a pop up store in SoHo in NYC where they sold Nirvana with custom engraved growlers.  Following this, Nirvana began to ship out to the stores carrying its regular Belgian lineup.

And so, tonight I walked into my local craft beer shop to pick up a 6 pack.  Ommegang is in my personal Top 5 Breweries so I was eager to see how they would do brewing an American IPA.

Here’s how Ommegang describes Nirvana:

Nirvana IPA is kettle-hopped with Bravo, Simcoe, Centennial, Topaz, and Mosaic, dry-hopped with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo and clocks in at 6.5% ABV and 60 IBUs. The flavor is hoppy, juicy and citrusy goodness – without harsh bitterness.

Nirvana is the brainchild of Innovation Manager Mike McManus at Ommegang. He developed the recipe in Cooperstown and brought it over to Boulevard in Kansas City, MO to brew.

Here’s Mike describing Nirvana IPA:

Innovation Manager Mike says the aromas of grapefruit, peach, pineapple and apricot are mouth-watering and the taste is a big citrus smack, rounded and juicy with tropical and floral notes and just a touch of honey malt sweetness. We’re sold.

My Impressions

Having poured Nirvana IPA into a tulip glass, taken in the aroma, and taken a couple of healthy sips, I’d had to say Mike McManus is spot on.  You definitely get the various citrus and tropical flavors with a velvety smooth mouthfeel.  And the malt backbone makes for a very well balanced IPA.

Ommegang Nirvana IPA in Tulip Glass – photo by Charles Dunkley


The beer pours a golden color with a small but firm head.  It’s pours clear with a nice steady carbonation.

Final Thoughts

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ommegang’s first foray outside the Belgian realm.  And as a big IPA fan I was especially curious how this would turn out.  Happily this is a really delicious IPA and one that I can see myself enjoying quite a few 6 packs of this year.  It’s light and refreshing and very well balanced.  Definitely a really well done IPA.  Cheers to Mike McManus, to Ommegang and to Boulevard for contributing to this new tasty addition to the IPA stable,

The Song That Scares Me

Sometimes, late on a Saturday night, I’m at the computer, headphones on, having a few craft beers and deep diving back into my YouTube History for songs I haven’t listened to in a while. And last night I came across a song that terrifies me every time I listen to it.

Velvet Underground – Heroin

I imagine there must be people who, upon their first listen, say to themselves: “Heroin sounds like just what I need in my life.” But I’m not one of them. This song alone is enough to make me run in the other direction.

For some context, I’ve never done drugs. Of any kind. I’ve never smoked, cigarettes or anything else. My only vice is craft beer. I was the child who listened to his parents about the destructive nature of narcotics. And, being an asthmatic, the thought of smoking anything had zero appeal.

Heroin is a brilliant song and one of Lou Reed’s best vocal performances. Musically, it begins slow and melodic with just Lou Reed’s guitar and Maureen Tucker’s drum. Soon, John Cale’s electric viola and Sterling Morrison’s rhythm guitar join in. There is no bass guitar.

Listening to the singer’s riding a wave of heroin scared and riveted me the first time I heard this song. Reed’ voice and lyrics take you on his journey. Listening to this song I imagine this could only be written by someone who has experienced this.

I’ve thought a lot about why this song scares me the way it does. Some of it is the music. Cale’s searing, screeching electric viola and the relentless drumming of Tucker grip me and drag me along on a ride I would be terrified to experience for real.  But beyond that is Reed’s vocal performance.  His voice rises and falls, gets hard and wild and soft and sweet.  There’s that moment, lost in the rush he must be experiencing where he’s laughing even as he’s nearing death. In the end, I think it is this raw, naked reveal of despair that terrifies me.  Of being that lost and trying to drown the world away, and the unrelenting vulnerability of putting it all on display for the whole world to see and share.

This song has been claimed by many to glorify drug use. I don’t see it that way. To me it is just the experience of it.  Reed isn’t glorifying or denouncing it. He’s simply giving us a glimpse into that ride. A ride that just seeing into that abyss in the version of a song leaves me shaken and terrified.

There are few songs that are this powerful. Songs that can take me on an emotional journey that leaves me physically spent. The End by the Doors is another one.

Is there a song that terrifies you?

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Playing around with video editing

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos of Gary Vaynerchuk and he does a masterful job of repackaging content.  He finds ways to take older video content and make it timely and relevant.  And he takes snippets from his own longer videos, extracting those key moments and re-presenting them in a new way to not only highlight that important moment but to entice you to explore his content even more.  A great example of this is here.

This morning was my first time playing around with Microsoft Movie Maker.  This is a quick video I shot coming out of work in the middle of the night last April.  I took a few pictures that night as well.  One of those pics sits as my current side bar image.  This seemed like a simple video to play around with.

Why, you might wonder, am I interested in doing this?

I participate in a weekly Hangout On Air with Craft Beer Nation (mainly in a Technical Producer role but also as an active participant).  We have a 30 minute current events show every Thursday evening at 9:30PM Eastern called Pints and Quarts.  It usually consists of a conversation with someone in the craft beer industry.  And concludes with highlighting some news articles, new releases, a beer review and upcoming festivals.  We’ve recently added a Job of the Week, highlighting a job posting from our new (and first) sponsor, Craft Beverage Jobs.

We also have a new Hangout On Air Series called Mashing Out with The Beer Fairy.  This is a new monthly series focusing on Homebrewing.  It is run and hosted by Ashley Bower (aka The Beer Fairy). a long time Craft Beer Nation Moderator and a Certified Cicerone.

Once the show has aired live it remains on the Craft Beer Nation YouTube Page and they also get repackaged as a podcast.  Once these two steps are done that’s it.  We get about a week’s worth of traction from these shows and then not much more.  And that’s where content repackaging/repurposing comes into play.  It’s a big area where we as a brand are missing out.  And watching a host of Gary Vaynerchuk videos (along with reading some insightful blogs around the web)  has really opened my mind to want to take a look at all of the countless hours of material we have already recorded as Craft Beer Nation and extract from it all of the little gems that I know are in there.  I’ve been thinking of taking snippets from each and making short little promo videos.  Re-purposing content goes a long way and it’s something we really do not take advantage of at Craft Beer Nation.  And now is the time to change that.  Between Twitter and Instagram and even Pinterest (which is growing by leaps and bounds) it’s a very exciting time to be carving out a slice of the social media realm.

Since I’ve been thinking of playing around with some video editing to enhance some of our Craft Beer Nation video this seemed like a good quick little video I had sitting around to play with.  I didn’t do much to it at all but you have to start somewhere.  So, for posterity’s sake I decided to upload this one.  Maybe one day I will come back and see just how far I’m able to take video content from this very humble beginning.