I’m Having a Party and You’re Invited: “The Session” for April 2013


NOTE: You can read a round-up of entries for the April 2013 Session here.

The name of this blog is in jest.

As I point out in the About page, my goal is not to be drunk in the process of curating content, oddly enough, for This Is Why I’m Drunk. It was just a little fun.

Beer is more than the alcohol that goes into it – it’s the passion, history and community. Beer is also just one of many interests I have in my life, whether it’s exercise, continuing my education or keeping tabs on how social media impacts society. Beer doesn’t define me, even if it may be something I can ramble on about for hours and hours. These are all things I love spending my time on, but what about you?

On Friday, April 5, I’ll be hosting the latest version of “The Session,” a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday. It’s an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry.

April’s topic is “Finding Beer Balance.” It’s a discussion I hope will offer a variety of responses as people consider their interests outside of finding the perfect pint.

Is beer your vice? Is beer your reward? Does beer really have to be either? Do you find lifestyle balance through work, hobbies, family or maybe even “Dry Days” like David Bascombe? There are a variety of ways to find balance.

These questions are simply a jumping-off point. No matter what your answer, I’d love for you to join us in April. Here’s how to participate:

  1. Think of a response to post on your blog. Or just leave a response in the comment section – no blog (or blogging experience) necessary.
  2. Post your response on “Finding Beer Balance” on April 5.
  3. Come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your response.

It’s that easy. But most important, don’t forget to check out the great work of other participants. I’ll have a round-up of all the responses on Sunday, April 7 (update: to stick to my normal weekday publishing schedule, a round-up will be posted on Monday, April 8)


+Bryan Roth


59 thoughts on “I’m Having a Party and You’re Invited: “The Session” for April 2013

  1. I don’t have a problem.

    1. You’re still invited to the party. BYOB(log)

  2. Really looking forward to this month’s session. I’ve never done one before, but I just sat down and put a rough draft together and I was surprised how much fun I had writing about this topic.

    1. Awesome! Very glad to hear and happy to have you for your first Session. I’m really looking forward to what everyone comes up with.


    1. And I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  3. Here’s my offering for this month’s Session. Nice topic, Bryan 🙂

    And permit me to say: First!

    1. Well, I was first when I started typing my comment.
      Now I can see I was second. D’oh!

  4. not meaning to be an arse Bryan but I wasnt really into this topic, however I was overdue to post something so here we are http://idreamofbrewery.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/the-sessions-7…g-beer-balance/

    Cheers for hosting!

    1. No worries – you can’t hit a home run with all of them. I still appreciate you coming over to share the post!

      … and in case anyone has a problem with that link above (the URL might be broken up) here’s another way to access it: http://idreamofbrewery.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/the-sessions-74-finding-beer-balance/

      1. Bryan you are indeed a gentleman, cheers for fixing my shoddy link, and I think it was more my mood at work than the topic that had me in a less than awesome frame of mind

  5. My first ever Session post! The topic is very close to home right now. Find out why I’m sober on a Friday night here: http://soakedinbeer.com/2013/04/05/the-session-74-finding-beer-balance/

    1. Glad that you’ve decided to join us. Welcome and thanks for sharing!

  6. Hey there. Thanks for hosting, Bryan. My contribution is here: http://blog.ericshepard.com/2013/04/finding-beer-balance.html

  7. Hi Bryan, well done for hosting!

    Here’s my post:


  8. Pingback: Session # 74
  9. I had a great time participating in my first Session. Here is my offering. Look forward to reading the others.


    1. Thanks for sharing! Glad you decided to join us.

  10. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Session post. Excited to get back into it. Here’s a homebrewing take on balance:


    Cheers! And thanks for hosting.

  11. This is my first Session post as well (I hope I haven’t broken some sacred rule by responding via our weekly newsletter). Cheers, Bryan!

    RateBeer Weekly, Issue 35: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=927a170c4a7bc5ac2c11d7a5f&id=96244a257a

    1. Ken – we’re happy to have you no matter how you contribute. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Thanks for hosting, Bryan! First time participant in the session, and only my second post on my new beer blog:


    I also wrote this post before reading your announcement, so I interpreted the “Finding Beer Balance” topic differently…

    1. Always open to interpretation. Glad you decided to join us this month. Cheers!

  13. I’m a little late today, but here is my video-short contribution. As promised, there is a shower scene. http://beerbecue.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/the-session-74-finding-beer-balance-is-this-an-intervention/

  14. Here is my entry to the session
    Thanks for hosting!

  15. Christopher Staten April 5, 2013 — 4:19 pm

    Fun topic, and some great replies. Cheers!

  16. I think balance is important…because I respect healthy, safety and sanity. But most of all…I guess I seek beer balance by making beer the counterweight to my job…not in the consumption sense though…

    My post is at:


    Thanks for hosting! Cheers.


  17. Hi Bryan, I’m a bit late but my contribution is here:

    Thanks for hosting!

  18. Just found your site through DraftMag’s post. I’m very intrigued and can’t believe I didn’t find out about this sooner. I’ll have to follow and work and work on a contribution for next month. Cheers!

    1. Hope you can join us! You can find more information at The Session page.

  19. Thanks in support of sharing such a nice idea, article is nice, thats why
    i have read it entirely

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