Okay, so technically I missed my blog’s birthday by two days. This is because I was stuck in the midst of travel and any sense of time completely evaded me. I really wanted to write a well thought post about how far I’ve come in the past three years (insert sob story here) and how many of my goals I’ve already reached and what I am excited about reaching in the future…. but, I am sick as a dog. So much so, that I missed my contributing opportunity for Stephen Beautmont’s Blog because all I want to do is sleep or work (and drive to work), nothing in between.
The goods news is that, after three years of relocating and traveling all over the country… three years of maintaining my blog for a negative income… three years of blood, sweat, and many many many tears, three years of meeting amazing people, making awesome friends and acquiring some of the most knowledgeable and talented mentors… three years of understanding employers and parents… three years of volunteer brewing, working the bottling line, washing kegs and tanks…
Three years of having a direction, but not really having a final destination….
And now, I have achieved one of the greatest feats yet.
I landed a job with a brewery.
But, I didn’t do it alone. I would never have gotten to this point without all of you — all my friends, fans, followers, family, “internet family” and all the brewers and beer industry professionals who took me under their wing and taught me everything I know. And most of all, I would not have done it without Daniel Del Grande — the man that finally took a chance on the rowdy, fire-spitting Beer Wench. A gesture that he will never regret.
I am now currently gainfully employed by Bison Organic Beer. As for what I will be doing, stay tuned… can’t let all my secrets out of the bag yet!
And so on this joyous 3rd anniversary of Drink With The Wench, I raise a toast to all of you who helped to mold the person that I am today. And most of all, I raise my pint glass to Dan.
And for good ole’ times sake, let’s remember why I chose to drink craft beer…. CHEERS!
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Congrats Ash. I remember when this blog was just getting started. Seems like yesterday. Thanks for the site so that I can at least virtually come along on your adventures.
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Congrats indeed. Reminds me of when I got my first job in brewing.
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Congrats on the job! Love Bison, especially that Chocolate Stout.
Congrats! I always thought you were a professional journalist/critic. I guess that’s just a part-time gig, eh?
You should get on YouTube, make more videos, and make partner – then you can make money from doing what you do already! (that’s what I do)
So happy for you. You deseve it. Celebrating all the way across the country here in NY with a Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious!!
Congrats and good luck!
I’m a little late to the party, but congratulations!
Congrats on the milestone and the new beginning, glad you are still turning out some great stuff in this space!