2014 Year in Review

In Blogging by Chris

Happy New Year!

With just a few hours left in 2014, today is a day of great reflection on all that the past year has given us. For Bottle Makes Three, 2014 was a breakthrough year. We attended our first Beer Bloggers Conference, which has helped us find our voice and understand our role in the craft beer community. We’ve focused on bringing you more interesting content, and while we still have a ways to go to reach our goal of total beer-world domination, we’ve made great progress. We could bore you with all the stats and numbers that show how we did this year, but that’s not very exciting to the average reader. Instead we want our 2014 Year in Review to focus on why we work so hard on Bottle Makes Three in the first place. We don’t get paid to do this, we do it for the love of craft beer and our amazing craft beer community. We do it because Bottle Makes Three has given us the opportunity to explore new places and try new things. We do this because we have actual readers now (yay!) and we want to bring you the best in beer news, events and stories, and we hope you find value or entertainment by visiting our site. But most of all, more than anything, we do this because it’s so much fun. We have a blast creating Bottle Makes Three, and we hope our recap shows you how much fun we’ve had behind the scenes while bringing you all these stories.

So if you came here for numbers and stats, keep scrolling; we’ve included that information for you below.

If you’d rather see your recap in a snazzy 90-second music video filled with silly selfies and beer-fueled shenanigans, we’ve got you covered. If you watch this for no other reason, watch it to see Jeff’s face go from hairy to clean-shaven, and back to hairy again. We even put a cute video of our cat Gracie in there for no reason whatsoever, because we know how the internet loves cat videos. We hope you enjoy our 2014 flashback, and we look forward to making more great memories in 2015.

If you have trouble with the video player above, you can also click here to watch this Bottle Makes Three 2014 Recap video on You Tube

2014 Bottle Makes Three Stats:

In 2014 (so far) Bottle Makes Three had 6800 views. Wow! We still have a lot more to grow, but that represents more than triple the views we got in 2013, so we’re on the right track.

Including this post we have published 64 posts in 2014.

Our most popular posts by page views were:

  1. Let’s Pour and Beer Boxer Cease Operations
  2. 21 Great Gifts for Beer Lovers
  3. 11 Awesome Gifts for Homebrewers
  4. Crooked Stave, and Why You Should Try Sour Beers
  5. 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference: Recap Part 1

If you want to see more Bottle Makes Three stats, you can check out our entire 2014 Year in Blogging Report, courtesy of Jetpack.

We had a great year, and we thank you for hanging out here with us in 2014. Have a safe and happy new year, and we’ll be back to bring you more boozy news and fun in 2015!

Cheers, and Hoppy New Year!

Jeff & Chris