Year: 2016

Behind the Scenes
Industry Ramblings

You All Need to Calm Down About Pumpkin Beer

I am in love with the coloring of this pumpkin – which took me over 10 minutes to select. However, I now realize it looks like a bunch of butts from this angle. It’s been one of those weird weeks where, in the middle, it felt like it was never going to end. But now that […]

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Behind the Scenes
Travels and Adventures

It’s Been a Wild and Crazy Summer

Don’t worry, I still love beer. And my favorite stool at DRY 85. Let’s cut through the crap. To say this place has been woefully neglected would be an understatement. In fact, it’s been a rather weird summer. Even though I’m not a huge fan of this particular season, there were quite a few highs. Work, […]

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Behind the Scenes
Maryland Beer

Sometimes… Interviewing Is Messy

For those of you who know me, it should come as no surprise that my interactions with people who have the misfortune of being one of my interview subjects can sometimes be as fraught with the same mishaps and catastrophes I tend to encounter in my daily life. For those of you who don’t know […]

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Industry Ramblings
Maryland Beer

Maryland, It’s Time to Be Honest About How Much We Really “Support” Our Local Craft Beer Industry

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore at the Beyond Brewing Forum So after months of waiting, Organarchy‘s first-ever Beyond Brewing Forum took place earlier this month. How was it? Well, I knew it was going to be fantastic, and it was. But more on that later – because today I want to share some thoughts on a […]

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Behind the Scenes
Maryland Beer

A Little More Conversation with Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery

Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery Last week, my column celebrating Flying Dog’s 25th anniversary ran in The Capital, but here’s the funny (see: “awful”) thing about feature writing. As if the writing process wasn’t already enough of an unending hellscape of misery and shame, you spend most of your time weeping over what massive bits of an interview […]

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Beer and Agriculture

I’m a Sponsor of Organarchy’s Beyond Brewing Forum in April, and Here’s Why

My inbox reminds me a lot of a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Occasionally I’ll come across signs of life, in the form of messages from friends I actually want to read, but for the most part, I’m being crushed by the monotonous drone of countless emails telling to “BUY THIS!” and “OMG YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!” […]

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