girl + Liebster Award

I get pretty happy whenever I get a notification on my blog that someone has liked or commented on a post. I love talking to people about beer, it’s a big reason behind why I started girl+beer in the first place so when conversation happens, when I get to talk with people through my blog or other social media related shenanigans it gets me all excited!

Then one day a week or so ago, I got doubley excited – I had a comment on my blog from a fellow blogger, the Travelling Corkscrew who, aside from having a fun name and a great blog herself, nominated little ol’ beer swilling, hop loving, malt adoring, me for a Liebster Award.

You might be thinking, ‘gee that’s very nice but what on earth is a Liebster Award?’ and it’s a fair question, I didn’t know what one was until very recently either.

The Liebster Award is an award given from one blogger to another, a way of saying –

“Hey, you with the obsessive photo taking and wordpress account, I just love what you’re doing!”

Thank you very much to Casey aka Travelling Corkscrew! Thank you for nominating girl+beer and, more importantly, for reading. Knowing that my readership extends beyond beloved beer nerds (and immediate family) puts a big smile on my face, making great craft beer accessible is something I am pretty passionate about.

I’d definitely recommend checking out the Travelling Corkscrew and following her wine-hopping Swan Valley adventures. Like me, she is lucky enough to be living in one of the most beautiful and bountiful parts of WA.

As part of the award, Casey asked me a few questions – here goes!

If you could drink only one beverage for the rest of your life what would you choose?

My heart and palate say “beer”, my liver says “water, you fool!”

What’s your favourite spot in perth for an evening drink?

The beach on a nice still night

Which social media channel could you not live without?

Facebook, I’ve got so many photos and memories there

What is your favourite blog post that you’ve writteN?

One called The article I would have liked to have seen prompted after reading a beer article in The Sunday Times that, in my opinion missed the point of WA craft beer. Rather than get all ranty/angry and post a list of things I didn’t like, which isn’t really my style, I just wrote my own version.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 items would you take?

Call me a smart ass but I’m still going to have to say it – I’d take a boat and a radio. Of course I don’t know how to start/drive/stop a boat but let’s not let that fact get in the way.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

With loved ones, doesn’t matter where. Oh and Italy is awesome too.

Ravello, Italy, 2010
Ravello, Italy, 2010

What’s your best diet tip?

Don’t. Everything in moderation and do what your body tells you.

who/what is your blogging muse?

Beer and my partner, he is a driving force and a boat load of positive energy for me.

What’s your favourite movie and TV show?

I’m a Die Hard kinda girl and favourite show would have a four way tie between Friends, Frasier, 30 Rock and Arrested Development.

Share your favouite blog photo you have posted …

Hops – Cowaramup Brewing, February 2013

Like any good beer, the Liebster Award is designed to be shared around and so I nominate these blogs with a hearty “cheers!” and a gulp of Mountain Goat IPA (as that’s what I’m drinking right about now) …

250 Beers … a Brisbane beer blog that’s not only alliteratively pleasing but a great read about beer, what’s happening in Bris-vegas and the best advent calendar you’ve ever seen.

Beer is Your Friend … the truth is in the name, beer IS your friend, and this blog is too.

Ale of a Time … another fab name and, you guessed it, another great beer blog. You’ll notice a theme going here now, I tend to read a lot of beer relate things. Hailing from Melbourne, Ale of a Time has now also hit the airwaves with a podcast. Yay!

Drunken Speculation … no pulling punches and a lot of humour and beer, my kinda reading.

Beer Bar Band … more wonderful alliteration but also throw in some tunes and a lot of running, reminding me that I really need to start again. Great reviews, insights and a lot of fun..

Congratulations to my fellow bloggers!

For the bloggers mentioned above, here is how it works:

The rules… (may vary from blogger to blogger) So once you get this award:

  • Thank your Liebster Award presenter on your blog
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you
  • Post the award on your blog
  • Answer the questions given to you by the award presenter
  • Present the Liebster Award to 5-10 bloggers that you enjoy
  • These blogs should have less than 200 followers
  • Create 10 questions for your awardees to answer
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Please link us back when you post! We would love to read your answers!

And here are your questions from me:

1. What is the most recent meal you’ve cooked?
2. Favourite place to enjoy a beer?
3. Where is your next holiday planned?
4. Favourite blog post you’ve written?
5. Favourite photo you’ve taken for your blog?
6. Finish this sentence – the Australian craft beer industry needs more …
7. Best beer you’ve had this month?
8. What were some alternative blog names?
9. Cheese or dessert?
10. As you are writing this what are you eating / drinking?

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