Will Siss is a freelance writer and the “Beer Snob” columnist for the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American since 2005. He leads beer tasting and food-pairing presentations and plays in a band called South Road.

Will’s book, “Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg Brewing” (The History Press) was published in 2015. He regularly gives presentations about the history of Connecticut brewing at libraries and historical societies.

He has worked as a reporter for two newspapers and written articles for magazines and websites, including Beer Advocate and Edible Nutmeg. I earned a BA in English from Gettysburg College and an MS from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Since starting my Beer Snob column, I have appeared on television: on WTNH-Channel 8 with Darren Kramer and “Better Connecticut” (WFSB, Channel 3) with host Scot Haney, and on radio: National Public Radio’s “The Faith Middleton Show,” “Where We Live” with John Dankosky, with “The Colin McEnroe Show,”; on “First Thing Fairfield County” on 95.9 FM The Fox, on WATR 1320-AM’s “Tom Chute and You,”  and on “Nutmeg Chatter” with Phil Hall. I have also been profiled by Ken Tuccio on the podcast “Welcome to Connecticut.”

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