I’m sitting here in my hotel room in partly sunny Wilmington, NC. Wilmington is a special place for me for a lot of reasons. It’s the first place I ever went on a real vacation with just a girl (now my wife). Wilmington is also the place of my “craft beer awakening.”

A lot of us craft beer enthusiasts have a craft beer awakening. It’s the moment where you realized there’s this thing called craft beer and you decide you want to go down the path of having 2oz samples of every beer you can find.

The story I want to save for another post but I passed the place where it took place today. I had forgotten about it and all those memories came rushing back. I realized how much beer had been a part of my life the past few years and I’ve neglected it recently. Well, at least for tonight, I’m going to channel that inner beer enthusiast.

I’m going to sniff, analysis and appreciate my beer again. Heck, I might even check them in on Untappd for old times’ sake.

– Josh