Sunday, 5 November 2017

Another hiatus

Just a quick post to let you know that I'm taking another break. Not sure how long for, possibly forever. As I always have said this blog takes a lot of enthusiasm, time and money to keep up to date and I don't think I have enough of any of these to make it worthwhile for me anymore. There are a huge amount of places opening, many of them barely indistinguishable from each other. There's no way for me to wade through the swamps of mediocrity to find the good stuff without a load of effort and to be honest, I've got a lot of other things that I enjoy doing a lot more that I have been neglecting. The donation button on here seemed like a good idea to ease the financial burden a little, but it hasn't in any way helped. Literally no help actually. But to be honest, it's more a matter of time and enthusiasm. The beer scene here was fun, but it seems to have decayed into an online swagger fest with loads of people shouting as loud as possible to show how much they know and tell others how little they know. I would rather stay as far away from that kind of thing as possible.

At the moment, I'm not sure what I'll do with this going forward. I'll try to delete anywhere that closes and I might continue adding places to the map, but part of me thinks I'd be better off just leaving things behind completely, at least for a while. It's pretty unlikely that there will be any new posts on here, at least in the immediate future. But thanks for reading over the last few years, and thanks for bearing with me through these strops. A special thanks to all those who have helped out with posts. And thanks to those who have left comments too. I've met some great people through this blog and it's been a pleasure to share beers with some of you. Hopefully it will still be some use, even in its dormant state.

Cheers!

8 comments:

Jesse Cadd said...

Bummer, you'll be missed...

BTW, I got around to PDX Taproom last weekend, what a great place!

http://jcfoodreviews.blogspot.jp/2017/08/pdx-taproom.html

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Never say never, I guess, but I'm done for the time being. Guess the fact that I've only been to PDX once, enjoyed it and haven't managed to get back shows half of the problem!
Cheers for the comment!

Bee En Juan said...

Thanks for the blog, always been interesting to read your thoughts. FWIW the map is very useful, though I could understand that even keeping that up to date must be a bit of work.

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Thanks Bee for your comment. It's always welcome to hear people say nice things!

Ted Schroder said...

Thank you so much for all of the time you have put into your blog over the years. You have lead me to many tasty beers and have helped me to avoid wasting my time with the not so good.

All the best to you!

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Thanks Ted!

S K said...

Hey, thanks also for the blog! It has been a huge help. Straight up, down-to-earth writing. Always use it when I find a new spot and want a trusted opinion. Appreciate the effort; trust you are looking after yourself now and just enjoying the beer! Hope to hear from you again soon.

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Thanks SK!