Not long after Beer Portraits launched, my inbox started filling up with requests for interviews. In the beginning it was a bit overwhelming, but then became exciting. All in all, the months of June and July were an amazing but hectic time for me and for the site.
My friend, Phil Kuhl, who has been a big supporter since day one, put me in touch with Draft Magazine right after I launched the site. They loved the idea and quickly scheduled an interview with me. It was posted days later on their site, as well as on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Beer Portraits traffic jumped through the roof! It was tremendous!
Shortly after that first round of buzz, I was contacted by a variety of pro, semi pro, and amateur writers, all wanting to do interviews. Just last month I was interviewed on camera for Xinhua News Agency, the largest news agency in China. The site has been shared all over the web and in countries all around the world. Beerportraits.com is being talked about in France, Hungary, Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Canada, as well as all over the United States and Asia. I’ve been amazed and humbled at how far the internet hype machine took my site!
Due to the site’s increased visibility, I was able to get in touch with some big names in the worlds of beer, art, music, and comedy. I’ve lined up some new interviews and portraits that will explore all the different aspects of the community surrounding craft beer. I can’t wait to share these with you as I complete them.
Below is a short list of some of the more popular interviews and mentions of beerportaits.com. Thanks for joining me on this journey so far! I have a ton of cool projects in the works that I’ll be announcing over the next few months.
and my interview on camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8xqlmC3hyQ