Whiskerino 2009

Throwdown details coming together. Please attend!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 7:18pm
I had no idea what I was getting into when I joined this adventure on Nov. 1, 2009. I read the rules and saw that participants must post at least once per seven-day span, so after my initial photo I didn't even look at the site until about Day 3. It was at that point that I began understanding what Whiskerino was all about.

I've typically worn a beard for the past few years, but I've never let it grow untrimmed for more than about a month. Over the past 120 days, it has been fascinating to see a bonafide beard assemble on my face. The amazing thing about Whiskerino is that it has been just as fascinating to see beards grow on all of your faces as well.

Thanks for the inspiration, encouragement, brilliance, camaraderie, photographic techniques, and humor. In my experience, Internet communities tend to become dominated—or at least tarnished—by jerks; Whiskerino is the exception. This "place" has such a great spirit about it. I must add that I particularly enjoyed the fellowship of Team Beer Brewers—you guys have made the journey especially fun and educational.

I have already made Facebook contact with several of you. I welcome anyone else who would like to keep in touch to continue the conversation with me over there. Take care all.

Comments

Zach says:
awesome end!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
mattyc says:
you got some nice grown.. i already traded mine in for a moustached model
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:23pm -
shularbrau says:
That's one hell of a beard.

It was a pleasure growing, showing, and sharing homebrew with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:23pm -
Poe says:
It was great to talk with you over a few beers. I look forward to doing it again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24pm -
Pip says:
Great last photo; great year! Stay amazing, and we'll see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I'll be staying tuned for all of your brewing adventures and successes. It was a privilege to meet and hang with you in your fine city. I shall return. Soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
If your puppet ever visits the Puget Sound, Wa. tell him to contact me. Never got his name.

jkr_info [-at-] mac [-dot-] com
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
mynameisjason says:
thanks for being part of the fun. see you around the internet.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
hale. says:
thanks so much for being here!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:04pm -
mackle says:
an excellent last photo sir.. way to show the physical goods that you gained from this whole weirdo ordeal. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Thank you for participating and I hope we catch up at some point in the Internet future. May perhaps?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:14pm -
Phil says:
massive! thank you for sharing!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:16pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Fricking awesome shot.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
man, that beer is STILL going.
I guess it will stop someday.
It was great spending some time with you Doug.
Hopefully we can hook up and do it again sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:20pm -
Grown Unknown says:
What a great shot to end the month and Whiskerino. So glad we could meet, and enjoy your beer!

Take care and thanks for the comments...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Godspeed Fledgling Brewer

& best wishes :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:47pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:25pm -
wondermade says:
You have a 4" ruler?! I had no idea those even existed.

Hope you and your family have great days ahead of you. Stay strong at-home dad!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:14pm -
Boaz says:
Doug, some hella growth you got there. Beers and something to get caught in our staches soon!

Please consider moustache may it'll be a blast; promise :{0
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:21pm -
yourfavorite says:
That is some impressive progress. I've really enjoyed your photos on here. Thanks for making it better. And I'm with @boaz. You should come back around when May gets here. It will be a blast for sure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:28pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
2.5 inches of awesome beard. It was a pleasure. See you around the internets.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
Vanbert says:
your photos and passion for beer is astounding. and i love everything about you. i wish we had more time to meet in nashville. the silicon cocking in the ear is hands down one of the best shots on here. take care man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:57pm -
Jarrett says:
It's been an honor, sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:58pm -
Richmond Red says:
Wow. Whatta photo!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:07pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Ive loved so many of your delicious pics and I am and will be keeping up with your beer brewing blog.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:44pm -
David Knapp says:
way to grow, see you on the flipside.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56pm -
sariebell says:
I'm glad we are still in touch on fb. Be well and your entertainment will be airing shortly.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:10am -
robberfly says:
Holy beard growth!

It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:44am -
brandon says:
That's a lot of beard.

You killed it this year. So glad you joined us.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:32am -
mOtke says:
"Doug? Doug. Doug!"
"Yeah?"
"What are you doing?"
"I told you. I'm growing a beard. You know, on the internet. People do it all of the time."
"I was wondering what's been going on with you."
"Don't you ever listen to me?"
"No. But what are you doing right now? You know, with the stick."
"It's a ruler. I'm measuring my beard."
"You look kind of silly. You want some steak?"
"Yes."
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:19pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Thanks for the good times and the comments! i love the growth shot!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:40pm -
l_etranger_ says:
i really enjoyed your shots man. I think I'm going to learn how to homebrew, so I might be hitting you up for some advice. Peace!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:29pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.