Hard for me to believe, but I’ve been on Beer Advocate for almost fifteen years. Long enough that I can’t remember exactly why I joined, although it must have been to stay abreast of beer news and to be able to choose drinking places when I travelled. Whatever, it’s been a good marriage. I’ve been able to find beers to drink and places to visit. The outstanding aspect, to me, of Beer Advocate has been what great people inhabit the site. Without exception, the people I have met, or corresponded with, or traded with, have been the epitome of friendliness. I’m not sure I ever would have met Chris Lively or visited his bar Ebenezer’s without Beer Advocate. I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon with Chris in Lovell, Maine, drinking beer and talking. Without naming all the Beer Advocates I have met, they have, without exception, been great people I would love to share a pint with. Just this week I received a ninja box of beer from a Beer Advocate in California. I have never met him, but he took it upon himself to gift me some outstanding beers, totally unsolicited, and I am deeply appreciative. I think I will be a Beer Advocate for the rest of my life. Before I get too saccharine, let me say now is the time and this is the place for you to try a new beer and to tell us about it. Tell us how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, and how it feels in your mouth. Give us an overall impression of your new beer. Of course, pictures are always welcome (and encouraged). Have a great Sunday! Cheers!