Earlier today, I put up a quick post in our Facebook group in which I asked our members to “please fuel responsibly.” Honestly, I probably should’ve put this up a long time ago.
I love Fueled By Hops and everything about it. The members are amazing, the content is great, the merch is awesome and the vibe is perfect (GOOD VIBES ONLY!). In fact, I met most of my current close friends in the group! That’s so cool, in my opinion.
When I started Fueled By Hops back in March 2019, I wanted to create a beer group that was free of the drama that was rampant in other beer groups. At the time, I was a big fan of The Answer (well, I still am!) and I wanted to replicate the amazing culture of fans they’ve been able to build over the years. (The Answer has some of THE BEST fans out there. Such a great group of individuals.)
From the start, Fueled By Hops has beat ALL of my expectations. I’m telling you, I never expected it to get this big, this quickly… but it did, and I’m super happy about that.
We’ve done a great job of encouraging our members to have fun while they hang out in our group and consume our content. So far, I think everyone agrees that FBH is a wonderful time and that’s evidenced by the large engagement levels we receive in the community with only about 3,400 members.
Not only have we encouraged our members to have fun, but we’ve helped a lot of smaller breweries market their products, we’ve created a ton of amazing relationships between the members, and we even discovered a lot of great beer ourselves.
One thing we HAVEN’T done a good job at it, in my opinion, is encouraging our members to RESPONSIBLY indulge in the Fueled By Hops brand.
My podcast co-host birthed the line “Please Fuel Responsibly.” and I really want to take the time to push this motto out to all of our followers, because, well… it needs to be done.
Craft beer is a wonderful hobby, however, if not enjoyed responsibly, it can become a DANGEROUS hobby. Dangerous to our health, dangerous to our relationships, and dangerous to our future and well-being and more!
Think about it: over-indulging in craft beer can’t potentially lead to health consequences, one DUI arrest can lead to serious consequences that nobody wants, and one stupid drunk night can put a strain on your relationships!
I urge all of our members to keep this in mind when they’re enjoying our brand. Remember that moderation is key to truly enjoying the craft beer experience.
Have fun, share in your craft beer hobby with our fellow members, meet new people, discover new beers, grab some merch, and keep the good vibes going! But please, please, please, do it responsibly.
FueledFam has a heck of a future in front of it, and we want to make sure you’re a part of it for a long time!!