The Beer Capital of the World

Milwaukee, here we come! It’s time again for our annual pilgrimage to the Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference. This conference is Kendall’s sixth straight and my fourth. It’s always a good time with old and new friends, tasty beer and informative sessions. Last year in Tampa we had a sneaky suspicion we were going there for … 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…