And the envelope please… RATS! The words win.
Before everyone goes reading into my “rats!”
I knew that we didn’t stand a chance against that Grammar Grrl (the grrr is an intentional rib). I could quote a bunch of specs of that show as “proof of why it won” but instead I’m going to say this instead. I’m proud that Beer School got nominated. In a category that it possibly should not have in the first place. But a chance for metal is a always just that. We’ll take it.
I’ve learned so much in the last 6 months from doing the show. How to be a host for example. I wasn’t very good at it in the beginning. At one point I wanted to quit because I didn’t think I was progressing fast enough. Whatever. I’ve told countless artists that if we practice our craft there’s a payoff. I did. I got better. We got better. The stories got better. We just had fun.
The numbers of listeners have grown from 4 people downloading directly to a two digit number ending with a capital K. Which are some of the TWiT listeners, brewers from the BN Army and random people searching for beer on iTunes. Someday you actually will be able to download a beer from there but until then I suggest your around the corner local.
I wouldn’t do the show if it wasn’t for the people writing in telling us that they discovered a new place or a new beer that we ought to try. Like the time some guy posted to the blog in Germany sitting at a bar enjoying a Anchor Steam using the free wifi. Saying he tried it because he’d heard about the beer on the show. Zowie! It took me a moment. Now I hear stories like that every day. And I share those stories back when I can or when people come to town on vacation / business who want to meet up at some place for a cold one served with stories just like it.
Do I care that I didn’t win? No. [pause] (okay I’m lying…) But, umm, I’ve, err, we’ve already won in so many other ways. I can’t tell you how proud it makes me that I can make something like this where people all around the world can tune in. For free. It’s frick’n cool beyond words.
I couldn’t or wouldn’t have done it without all of you! To my side kick Motor. Rosie the intern. All of our guests. Everyone that tuned in. Thank you!
ps… possibly this is a thread hijack but I’m not hoisting this toast just for me. To Grammar Girl!
It’s her shout (that means she’s buying the next round in Australia)! She won!