Goodbye Hop Talk

A couple years ago the circumstances of my employment changed. As a result, I have been unable to give as much time and attention to any of my hobbies, Hop Talk most obvious of all.

I’ve been hoping things would ease up a bit, and I’d be able to go back to writing about beer as much as I’ve been able to enjoy it. It’s not worked out that way. So, I’d resigned myself to the idea that I’d keep enjoying my beer hobby and writing about it when I could.

However, a recent medical diagnosis has put the kibosh on that, too. While I’m not being forced to give up the beautiful nectar, I have to be very choosy in the few beers I can have. The days of wiling away an afternoon with a couple of friends knockin’ ‘em back are apparently behind me.

So it’s with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to my beloved Hop Talk. We’ve been around longer than a lot of blogs (seven years!) and it has been a great run, but it’s time to let it go.

Thank you to all of you who took your valuable time over the years to read my semi-coherent ramblings on beer and tangential subjects. If it wasn’t for you I would have packed it in a long time ago.

Always remember: Life isn’t about beer, but beer is all about life.

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About Al

Forty-something, married, with two kids. I generally prefer the English styles - ESB, IPA - but am willing to try just about anything. You can reach me at

3 thoughts on “Goodbye Hop Talk

  1. Sorry to see you leave. It’s been fun following you for the last several years. Focus on your health and your welfare. Cheers!

  2. I had just started reading! So sad that you need to make this change, but please take care of yourself…Health comes first. All best wishes to you.

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