I've always laughed at people who had the audacity to use the "Captcha" feature on their comment section. "No one is spamming beer blogs" I'd say as I chuckled. Well, apparently someone is. I've been getting spammed pretty hardcore by some kind of foreign bot that leaves a link to its webpage that always has a tag of some no-name (non-existant?) brand of cigarettes.
At first these were kind of funny because I only received one every few days. But for whatever reason this bot really likes my site because now it's leaving about 10 comments a day. So in order to combat this thing I'm enabling the "captcha" feature. Your comment should still post automatically without needing my approval, so please don't let this measure deter you from commenting.
I'll keep this enabled for a month or so and then I'll de-activate it. If the bot comes back I'll have to enable it permanently.
Thanks for your understanding and I apologize for any inconvenience.