The Session – First Friday Beer Blogging

What is The Session?

The Session is a group writing project that was conceived by Stan Hieronymus of Appellation Beer and Brew Like a Monk fame.

the Session logo

The concept is simple. On the first Friday of each month, bloggers the world over write about the same beer related theme. The host compiles a list of links to all the contributions – usually with witty commentary. Beer enthusiasts read all the entries and are educated, enriched and entertained. Comments and discussions proliferate. Lifelong friendships are formed. The world becomes a better place. A month later, we do it all again.

The History of The Session

Here is a list of all the announcements and roundups of all The Sessions to date:

  1. Stout hosted by Appellation Beer in March 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  2. Dubbels hosted by A Good Beer Blog in April 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  3. Milds hosted by Brookston Beer Bulletin in May 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  4. Local Brews hosted by the Gastronomic Fight Club in June 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  5. Atmosphere hosted by Hop Talk in July 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  6. Fruit Beer Hosted by Beer, Beats, and Bites in August 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  7. The Brew Zoo hosted by Lyke 2 Drink in September 2007
    Announcement, Roundup Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6, Haiku
  8. Beer and Food hosted by Beer Haiku Daily in October 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  9. Beer and Music hosted by the Lost Abbey Blog in November 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  10. Winter Seasonal Beers hosted by Barley Vine in December 2007
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  11. Dopplebock hosted by Brewvana on January 4, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  12. Barleywine hosted by The Brew Site on February 1, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  13. Organic Beer hosted by the Beer Activist on March 7, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  14. Beer People hosted by Stonch on April 4, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  15. Beervangelism hosted by Boak and Bailey on May 2, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup
  16. Beer Festivals hosted by the Geistbear Brewing Blog on June 6, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  17. Drinking Anti-Seasonally hosted by Pfiff! on July 4, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup
  18. Happy Anniversary hosted by The Barley Blog on August 1, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup
  19. German Beer hosted by lootcorp on September 5, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup
  20. Beer and Memories hosted by Bathtub Brewery on October 3, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  21. Favorite Beer hosted by A World of Brews on November 7, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  22. Repeal of Prohibition hosted by the 21st Amendment Brewery on December 5, 2008
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  23. Old and New hosted by Beer and Firkins on January 2, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  24. Tripel for Two hosted by Musings Over a Pint on February 6, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  25. Love Lager hosted by The Beer Nut on March 6, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  26. Smoked Beer hosted by Seen Through a Glass on April 3, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  27. Beer Cocktails hosted by Beer At Joe’s on May 1, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  28. Think/Drink Globally hosted by Red, White and Brew on June 5, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  29. Will Travel For Beer hosted by Beer by BART on July 3, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  30. Beer Desserts hosted by Beer 47 on August 7, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  31. Summer Beer hosted by Better Beer Blog on September 4, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  32. Eastern Beer hosted by Girl Likes Beer on October 2, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  33. Framing Beer hosted by I’ll Have a Beer on November 6, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  34. Stumbling Home hosted by Two Parts Rye on December 4, 2009
    Announcement, Roundup
  35. New Beers Resolution hosted by Beer for Chicks on January 1, 2010
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku
  36. TBD hosted by TBD on February 5, 2010
    Announcement, Roundup, Haiku

Volunteer to Host The Session

Do you own a beer related blog and want to host a Session? The responsibilities of the host are as follows:

  1. Reserve Your Month – Please contact Stan Hieronymus of Appellation Beer. He has a “Contact” link at the top of his site.
  2. Choose a Beer Related Theme – See above for examples of previously chosen themes
  3. Announce Your Theme – This should happen soon after the roundup of the previous Session
  4. Remind People – Do this about a week before your big day. Come on we’re beer bloggers, we forget sometimes.
  5. Post Your Entry – Who says the host never has any fun?
  6. Post a Roundup – Some hosts run updates all day. Some hosts wait until the end before posting their roundup. It helps to end the round up by naming the next host.

Beer Haiku Daily Contributions to The Session

Here are all Beer Haiku Daily contributions to The Session.

Cheers!