twitter_logo*Warning* Before I get to the news at hand, I’m going to rant a little bit.  Feel free to skip ahead and read all about the new STL Hops Twitter account.

I’ve heard over and over again, “You need to get a Twitter account!”  I could never figure out why I needed one.  First, I’m not egotistical enough to think that people care about what I’m doing at every moment of every day.  You don’t need or want to know what I’m currently drinking or where I’m hanging out.  It’s boring.

Second, I’m sick of the internet giving everyone the ability to say what’s on their mind of every second of every minute.  No matter how important and special your mommy and daddy claim you are, you’re not special, no one cares if you’re currently brushing your teeth or cleaning the house.  You’re just another jackass on the internet.  (And yes, I get the irony and hypocrisy that I’m posting what I’m thinking about via the internet.)  I could keep going on about this for pages, but I’ll stop.

So, back to the news.

I recieve a lot of information about new beers that come into the area, but they never make it onto the front page because usually I attempt to have a decent amount of new substance in a single post and not to much of me just regurgitating press releases and beer descriptions from company websites.  But, this means that some of you miss out on new things that come into the area.

Well, that doesn’t seem fair to me.  So, I think I’ve stumbled on a happy median, enter the STL Hops Twitter account.  If you’re not familiar with Twitter, basically it’s micro-blogging.  It only gives you 140 characters to get your point across.  Which means it’s perfect for a quick, “Hey [Blank] beer is now available in St. Louis!”  or “[Blank] beer is available at this retail location.”

The other nice thing is since I can update the account from my mobile phone, so if I’m at a location with some news I find pertinent, I can easily and quickly update everyone. Maybe I could also assign some other loyal STL Hops readers to update it as well, that could be pretty useful to have an army of people with the ability to keep everyone informed.

The beautiful thing is, you don’t have to join Twitter if you don’t want to.  All of the updates will be available on the right hand side of the page, right underneath the calendar.