Hope everyone is doing well. Over the last few months, I have written words. So many words! So very many words, which I have turned into paychecks that in turn are used to afford life essentials, such as rent, diapers for my daughter and beer. Beer! That's why you're here. To read stories about beer. And I will not disappoint. Here's a sampling of what I've been up to, story-wise. P.S. Let me know if any of these tales tickle your fancy.
Imbibe, “Back to the Land”: Farmers, brewers and farmer-brewers are growing a new crop of truly local beers.
Draft, “The Power of One”: In a harried world packed with pairing suggestions, what’s the best multipurpose beer?
Draft, “Riding the (R)ales”: The train's your ticket to unforgettable beer adventures.
Men’s Journal, “The 10 Best Shandy and Radler Beers”: Don't get stuck drinking subpar citrus-infused beer.
Men’s Journal, “America's Most Patriotic Craft Beers”: DRINK UP FREEDOM!
Wine Enthusiast, “Beat the Heat Beers”: You'll want to sip these all summer long.
Wine Enthusiast, “Meet Your Favorite Warm-Weather Beer”: Hello, kölsch!
Wine Enthusiast, “Is the IPA Trend Losing Steam?”: Short answer: no. Long answer: read ahead.
Brooklyn Magazine, “A Guide to Summer Drinking in Brooklyn”: How, where and what to sip in my home borough. P.S. I did plenty of research.
Realtor.com, “Love Beer? Of Course You Do. Now It’s Time to Put a Kegerator in Your Kitchen”: Well, that's a pretty explanatory title.
Eater, “Beer Review: Firestone Walker Pivo Pils Is Pure, Cold Comfort”: Did you know that I write a monthly review column for Eater? Now you do!
Boston, “Bubbling Up”: My essay on how the Northeast got its brewing mojo back.
Take Part, “Malthouse Rising”: It's the rise of truly local beer.
Van Winkle's, “Just 10,000 Miles to Mongolia”: Spoiler alert: It's no fun to sleep next to a night-screamer,
Bon Appétit, “March Is a Tricky Time to Drink Beer, so Drink Bière de Mars”: The French farmhouse ale is just the ticket to that time of year.
Bon Appétit, “Better Together: Why Brewers Are Collaborating to Make New Beers”: The answer: creativity.
Bon Appétit, “The Beer for People Who Don't Think They Like Craft Beer”: It's time you tried a Munich helles.
Bon Appétit, “Craft Beer Trends to Look Out for in 2015”: Hello, German hops.
Bon Appétit, “For an Extra Caffeine Fix, Try Beer With Coffee”: Uppers and downers, united in the same glass.
Bon Appétit, “Breweries Are the Hot New Spot for Restaurant Pop-Ups”: Some of the best food is now found in breweries.
Bon Appétit, “Breweries Look Beyond the Beer and to… Murals?!”: For artists, brewery walls are the best new canvases for artists.
Bon Appétit, “Pound the Pavement and Some Brews: The Intersection of Running and Beer”: How else are you going to stay in shape?