Sometimes You Gotta Stretch Yourself

It was an a-ha moment for me, and not the kind where everything goes black and white, and you’re running from thugs with a pipe wrench. My moment came when I was drinking a glass of wine and was picking out flavors and aromas like never before. I never thought much of wine; it seemed … Read more…

Independence on Our Mind

With memories of fireworks still on our minds, it’s hard not to pause and think about the independent spirit that gave birth to America. This nation started as a country of free people set on determining their individual way, and it’s pretty much the same today. That spirit is ingrained deep in the soul of … Read more…

A Certified Cicerone® takes the MBAA Beer Steward Exam

I recently passed the Master Brewers Association of the Americas’ Beer Steward exam. Some friends have asked why I bothered with it since I’m a Certified Cicerone®? It’s true, but I’m also a student of beer, and I’m a teacher of beer. There’s nothing I enjoy more than leading Craft Beer 101 at a local … Read more…

Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference 2017

I’m about to hit the road to Asheville to attend the first Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, produced by the fine folks at Zephyr who are also behind the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. June and I are regulars at the BBWC and I am expecting the BMTC to be great, but I’m sure the audience … Read more…

Welcome to the beta test: Middle Tennessee Ale Trail

Friends, I’ve let a few local beer lovers kick the tires and I think it’s time to share the Middle Tenessee Ale Trail with a wider audience. There’s still work to do, but I’d love any feedback you have. We’ve been working on this idea for a while and wanted to launch with a printed trail … Read more…