September 29th, 2011

Bye bye to Beer and Blog founder, Justin Kistner


Bye bye to Beer and Blog founder, Justin Kistner

And so it goes. Times change. People move on. Beer and Blog is no different. And now, Justin Kistner—the founder of that seminal happy hour for Portland’s tech scene—is relocating to San Francisco. That’s right. I said “seminal.”

Given what a great contribution the weekly gathering has been to our tech scene, it only makes sense that Portland provides him with a little going away party—at Beer and Blog.

Things started very simply. As Justin gathering bloggers to help other bloggers over beers at the Lucky Lab. And things just kind of grew from there.

Today, almost four years since that first gathering in Portland, Oregon, Beer and Blog has chapters all over the world, each with their own schedule and diverse group of Beer and Bloggers. Our weekly gatherings attract between 5 and 200 people, depending on the weather, the event, and the business of life. And now our founder, Mr. Justin Kistner, is moving to San Francisco next month. In his honor, next Friday’s Beer and Blog is dedicated to him and his movement to help empower bloggers with a little help from their friends.

Please join us September 30th from 4-6pm at the Green Dragon to say Bon Voyage to our friend and founder. There will be cake, and a tequila shot special, and lots of chances to make his face turn red from the heat of our admiration for all he’s done for the Beer and Blog community. Hope to see you there!

For more on the gathering, see the blog post on the history of Beer and Blog. For more on the chapters around the world, visit Beer and Blog.

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3 Responses to “Bye bye to Beer and Blog founder, Justin Kistner”

  1. Mr. Diggles says:

    Justin Kistner. I will miss you. Not a ton but enough that when I see you next I will be happy.

    It also helps that we work for the same company. Don’t get soft in SF.

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