Beer Notes now 'Internet only'

Cyberbrewspaper replaces its paper publications

Jan 25, 2000 - Beer Notes publications, previously distributed in print through much of the United States, are now "cybrewspapers" and available only on the Internet.


"We've watched as information technology has moved so dramatically in the direction of Internet publishing and e-commerce, and we've decided to cut the cord and stake a claim on the electronic frontier," founder Mike Urseth said.

Urseth started Midwest Beer Notes in 1992, distributing a 16-page black and white paper primarily in Minnesota. It grew into a four-color paper that was distributed in 18 states, and was known as Midwest, Northwest and Rocky Mountain Beer Notes in those respective regions.

"We will retain the existing regional structure for the convenience of our readers," Urseth said. "There is a strong regional bias to the craft beer segment. After all, few of us travel to distant cities just to quaff a cool one. Look for the addition of other regions and nations as time goes on, making a truly global information resource."

By offering an e-newsletter and posting regular breaking news Beer Notes is able to provide more timely news than print publications.

The Beer Notes site was recently redesigned by Real Beer Inc., making it easy for readers to find stories from one region or throughout the Beer Notes coverage area. Beer Notes is a member of the Real Beer Network.

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