Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rob Derbyshire of Hopzine.com | Interview With A Craft Beer Enthusiast


Rob Derbyshire is a fairly new face to the BeerTube scene, but he's been blogging about beer for almost three years at http://www.hopzine.com You might remember that it was Rob who won my giveaway contest back in February. I'm kicking myself for waiting six months to set up a Skype review and interview with him, but better late than never, eh? Here's what we talked about:

0:31 What made you want to start your own beer website?
1:47 What's the story of your discovery of craft beer?
3:16 What is your drinking and beer-reviewing schedule like?
4:43 What is the beer drinking scene like in the UK?
6:47 How are American beers received in England? Are they hard to find?
7:42 Do you try to convert real ale drinkers and lager-swillers to craft beer?
9:47 What's your rationale for what makes beer good to you?
11:18 How much emphasis do you place on beer styles?
12:44 What are your favorite breweries?
14:21 What's your least favorite beer style?

Be sure to check out Rob on the web here:
http://www.hopzine.com
http://youtube.com/HopZine
http://twitter.com/HopZine
http://twitter.com/BGRTrob
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HopZinecom/161420361166