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A conversation with economist Bart Watson

Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, when I met him in The Other Portland: “I’m glad [my numbers] make people a little nervous.” A few weeks ago I happened to be [Read more]

May 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

A visit to Santa Monica Brew Works

“What’s the local beer?” is a common question in bars.  But it’s rarely the foundation of a business plan. Except in the case of Santa Monica Brew Works, the first and – so far – only [Read more]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

An interview with Matthew Curtis

Don’t know quite why, but this shot is so very London to me. Taken from the spot I met Matthew Curtis, beer writer, near Bermondsey’s Brew By Numbers. A beer writer I’ve long [Read more]

February 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

A visit to Fremont Brewing Co.

Fremont Brewing Co.’s new Ballard brewery on a beautiful day. Picture, for a moment, the image that pops into your head when I say, “Founder of a craft brewery”. How about if I extrapolate: [Read more]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

A visit to The Bruery

The Bruery in Placentia CA The Cicerone® organization is a wondrous thing for the beer industry.  Founded in 2007 by Ray Daniels, it does for beer what sommelier accreditation does for wine.  In [Read more]

November 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

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