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Not About Beer

Oh, 2017… You Have Left Me Tired

Just to be clear, in case you didn’t see the tag, this is a “Not About Beer” post. Well, for the most part. But if this isn’t your thing, feel free to move along. Regular, beer-related programming will resume this weekend. I started Naptown Pint when I moved to Annapolis, because I was lonely. We […]

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Dear Annapolis, We’re Moving to This Summer

See editor’s note below for an update. I’ve never been good with sharing big news. Usually I ramble on for hours about nonsense details or pack in too much exposition. (“It all began back on an October afternoon in 1982, when I was born into this world…”) But for your benefit, I’m going to fight against […]

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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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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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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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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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