Friday, August 14, 2009

Washington, D.C. beer blog banned by China

Chris O'Brien lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He blogs about beer — The Beer Activist — from an environmental point-of-view. He has also written a book, with a similar premise, called Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World.

Beer Activist
Pictured: Chris O'Brien (l) with Washington, D.C. beer maven Bob Tupper.

And that title may be why the government of China has a problem with him.
When I arrived in China [2 August 2009], I quickly learned that my blog was being blocked by the government. Last night someone told me how to get around the censorship. It’s taken me an hour or so to finally get it working and now I’m furiously typing this post before I get logged out again. We head to Qingdao today for the International Beer Festival. Hopefully I’ll be blogging from there about beer!

Beer Activist
13 August 2009

The Beer Activist is too revolutionary for the Communists! Hmmm. Will YFGF be blocked now for mentioning this?

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