Upcoming at The Southern Committee

Don’t worry, friends, I haven’t officially quit blogging. After a brief hiatus The Southern Committee is back.  Here’s a quick update to catch you up on the awesome stuff coming to The Southern Committee:

– New series dedicated to finding the best beer in Alabama (more details next week)

– The Southern Committee’s 2014 SEC preview. With only 41 days until college football returns I’ll preview what the SEC has in store for 2014.

– Weekly in-depth brew reviews. (If there’s something you want reviewed let me know)

– Beer collaborations from people in the beer community. (If you’d like to get it on the fun let me know)

That’s just a sneak peak of a few things coming to The Southern Committee. In the meantime I’ll leave you with this jam to start your weekend off right!

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” – Groucho Marx


Things I’m Currently Into

Here’s a quick list of things currently going on in my life:

What I’m reading: No Easy Day – The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

No Easy Day

What I’m listening to: Thomas Rhett – Get Me Some Of That

What I’m drinking: Beer I received from the Craft Beer Club

Craft Beer

What I’m praying for: The living room – A new service on Monday nights our church started

The Living Room

What I’m watching: The new season of Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty

What I’m wearing: My new Tsovet JPT-NT42 watch


What app I’m using: Evernote – Once you try it you’ll never know how you lived without it


That pretty much sums up a few things I’ve been doing/currently into. Let me know what things you do/use on a daily basis in the comments below.


The Southern Committee Returns

So I’ve been busy the past few weeks and haven’t posted on The Southern Committee. Here’s just a few of the things I’ve been doing to catch you up with my life:

Went to the Blackboard Southeast User Group hosted at Mercer University: Most Blackboard affiliated universities in the southeast attended. Mercer had a neat campus and I was able to check out some of Macon, Georgia’s great southern food. If you’re ever in Macon I highly recommend Fish and Pig and Grits Cafe.

Mercer University

St. Mark 30 Days of prayer: My church here in Tuscaloosa started 30 days of prayer on September 30th. Since then we have been gathering in the Sanctuary to pray every morning as individuals and as a body of St. Mark. Feel free to stop by if you are in the area.


My pumpkin ale kit came in: I ordered and brewed a pumpkin ale kit from Northern Brewer which made 5 gallons of brew that I kegged last night. Once this tasty brew becomes carbonated I’ll fill you in with a review.

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Watched Alabama stomp a mud hole in Ole Miss: I went to the Alabama/Ole Miss game and watched the Tide shutdown Bo Wallace and the Rebels. Quoting Bo Wallace, “Yeah, I think we can put points on them, I think we can put points on anybody.” With that said Bama won 25-0 and Bo Wallace retracted his statement.

Ole Miss Vs Alabama

Purchased and currently addicted to GTA V: What can I say, GTA V. This game is the best game I’ve ever played. Yeah it might be a little crazy but it’s awesome. You can do everything from invest in the stock market to shooting up meth dealers. What’s not to like?


Enjoyed some tasty brew with @christiandan5 at Alabama Brewfest in Tuscaloosa: We got to enjoy beer from over 60 breweries at the brewfest. One of the favorites I got to try was Harvest from Southern Tier. I highly recommend you get your hands on this delicious brew.

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That pretty much sums up what’s been going on for the past few weeks. I have several tasty brew reviews coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned.

Welcome to TSC

Hi, everyone. I’m Blake and welcome to my new blog, The Southern Committee. For you to understand this blog you must first understand just what southern is.

south· ern  adjective \ˈsə-thərn\ “Growing up southern is a privilege, really. It’s more than where you’re born – it’s an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It’s more than loving fried chicken, college football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, being devoted to porches & sweet tea, and to each other. We don’t become Southern – we’re born that way.”

You now know what being southern is all about. You can look forward to some good posts in the coming weeks at TSC. If you want to learn more about TSC or me, stop by and check out my about page.

Now with Football season nearing I leave you with two of the most important words in the south, Roll Tide. They can be used in various ways, from acknowledging someone, to a touchdown celebration, or even saying hey to mom. As how you want to use them, I’ll let you decide.

Until next time. Roll Tide!