Cheers! This post is officially 100th post that we have put up on BabyGotBeer. Instead of just reviewing another beer, addressing another issue du jour, or discussing current events, let’s take a ride down memory lane and walk through the 10 most popular posts we’ve ever had. Thank you to EVERYONE who has stayed with us through the years … sharing, commenting, suggesting, supporting, SHARING, liking, (did I say sharing?) We wouldn’t be here without you, and we have big plans for the future as well! Just so you know, what started out as a fun little side project now received about 10 times as many hits as we did at the beginning. The growth is real, and we think it will continue. Thank you for sharing the site and the posts with your communities … that’s how the word really gets out and goes to all corners of the globe. (Seriously, we have hits from 10 countries which shocks me to my very core.)

Enough with all of the sappy stuff, and with apologies to David Letterman, here are the Top 10 BabyGotBeer posts of all-time (based on total number of visitors):

10. So … How Was It? (March 27, 2018)

This was actually the second in a two-part series discussing the Roswell Beer Fest. We led into the event with a discussion on how to gameplan for a large festival. And this post was the synopsis of the event … the layout, the day, the beer, the PLAN (and how well it worked), etc. Spoiler alert: the event was awesome, and we already have March 23, 2019 circled on the calendar for next year!

9. The Brewery Vibe, Part I (June 19, 2018)

This was the first in a series that currently has three parts, but will likely have many more to come (because y’all obviously love these posts from Russ.) This first post in the series was more generic in nature … why do we love breweries? What is it about the visit that is intoxicating (no, not THAT kind of intoxicating) and has us wanting to come back time and again. It’s not always just about the beer … it’s about the vibe.

8. Tuesday Brewsday, Week 6 (October 9, 2018)

Obviously the 6th in the series that’s running this fall. I guess we have a lot of Texas Longhorns that read the blog because this recap of the Red River Rivalry just kept getting hits. Or maybe it’s the only one in the series (so far) that has highlighted a bar/ pub, rather than a brewery. I don’t know what it was, but this one went kinda nuts … in a good way.

7. So. Many. Choices. (March 21, 2018)

Okay, so the sequel to this post weighed in at #10 on this list, and now we have the original coming in at #7. In this post, we faced the daunting challenge of how to attack a beer festival (like the one in Roswell) that offers so many beer choices … this event had almost 400 beers. I laid out a strategy, trying to make sure I avoided the dreaded FOMOOB!

6. Beer Bloggers Conference, Day One (August 9, 2018)

As you might guess, this post was a synopsis of our first day in DC/ Virginia/ Delaware for the Beer Bloggers Conference in August. From a flight at lunch to the bus ride into Delaware and then the next level tour of Dogfish Head (complete with flight, dinner, fireside chat with the founder and a bottle of DHF 120 from 2008), it was a pretty ridiculous day!

5. Tuesday Brewsday, Part 3 (September 18, 2018)

And once again, you guys are digging on these #TuesdayBrewsday posts. This one was a recap of the Oklahoma State – Boise State matchup. I have a feeling that this one may have been aided by a lot of social sharing from some friends who recently moved to Boise and adopted the Broncos as a surrogate team. Ya see what sharing can do for a fledgling blog like this one???

4. Taco Mac (December 17, 2013)

Taking a trip in the wayback machine, this post goes back to our humble beginnings. Only having recently started  in the blogosphere, this review of Taco Mac (and more specifically, their Brewniversity rewards program) went our version of ‘viral.’ Reading it today, a lot of the facts about the program have changed, mostly on the rewards by level. But the review is still on point!

3. Have we gone too far? (August 2, 2018)

In a very rare case, we actually attempted to address a growing issue in the beer universe with this post. We almost always go with the more light-hearted side of the industry. But we wanted to take a stand against … beershaming. Too many people are taking joy in shaming people’s posts about beer online. There’s no reason to bash someone for what they like or because their glass isn’t perfect.

2. Review: Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction Vol. 3 (October 10, 2018)

Okay … this one shocked to my very core. Once this blog was posted, it just kept growing and growing and growing. I don’t know what the secret sauce was that made this one (simple) beer review continue to get hits for such a long stretch. Maybe because it was the new “it” beer of the week and people wanted to read about it. I don’t know what it was, but I definitely am not complaining!

1. College Football Meets Beer (September 15, 2016)

As much as the #2 post surprised me with its popularity, #1 on this is no surprise at all. We attempted to marry beer with college football … all done in a silly and playful way. We took the opportunity to find a beer that would be the perfect stereotype for every SEC team’s fanbase … taking equal opportunity to lampoon the lunatic fringe from each school. Beer + college football … this one had all the ingredients to be a winner.

And that’s a wrap on 100 posts! Please comment below with any topics you’d like us to cover for the next 100 posts. And, if I haven’t mentioned this already, please share these posts with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. Thank you!!

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December 17, 2018
Mike Pennington

Author: Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington, normal, 40-ish, father of three, living the suburban dream north of Atlanta.  

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