I started Naptown Pint back in 2013 for a few pretty basic reasons. First, I was a Washington, D.C., native who had recently relocated to Annapolis, Maryland, with my husband and our two dogs, and I didn’t know anyone. Second, I had recently discovered that beer was not only a deliciously tasty beverage that paired well with softening the blow of being a Washington-area sports fan, it was also full of compelling and unexpected stories.
As Randy Mosher said in his book, Tasting Beer:
“In wine, the hand of God is foremost. But in brewing, it’s the hand of man that is clearly visible, and that for me is one of its greatest fascinations.”
See? This guy gets it.
Now, I’m the beer writer for The Capital, based in Annapolis. My goal is to share those untold stories behind the beer, the brewers who brew them and the communities that love them. I’m also featured on a weekly/biweekly-ish basis in other papers around the region, in addition to The Capital’s Wednesday Flavor section.
When I’m not getting fiesty and/or passionate about causes that make Maryland a more friendly place for our state’s brewers (and vintners and distillers, too!), I can usually be found wandering up and down Main and West Streets, downtown. Although, sometimes I do get to do some traveling for fun beer stuff.
I do have a day job, however – one that I’m also pretty darned passionate about – as the content manager at Quintain Marketing. (And if marketing happens to be something that interests you, too, I co-host a weekly podcast called Creator’s Block, with our art director. You should check it out.)
So pull up a pint. Make yourself comfortable. Here you’ll find a little blend of everything – mostly beer stuff, but also some behind-the-scenes peeks into my life in Annapolis, as well as any other causes or thoughts that get me riled up. Probably some gratuitous dog photos, too.