No, "The Beer Hacker" doesn’t refer to a new blog or site (that I know of), but rather the name of a new "column" I’ll be writing here semi-regularly (once a week or so). They will be longer articles covering all sorts of beer-related topics, with (I’m thinking) the underlying theme of getting the most out of beer in various ways (homebrewing, relating to the internet, etc.).
Why am I doing this? I think it’ll be a fun addition to the site; it forces me into a more regular writing schedule (I keep telling myself I want to be a writer); I’m inspired in part by sites like Lifehacker and it would be fun to do a beer version.
And yes, "The Beer Hacker" is a riff on "The Beer Hunter", which is the nom-de-plume of beer writer Michael Jackson. You can’t take yourself too seriously.
So keep an eye out. First one should be up today or tomorrow.