I am a freelance writer and the “Beer Snob” columnist for the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American since 2005. I host a podcast, lead beer tasting and food-pairing presentations and play in a band called South Road.

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

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

My podcast, “It Starts With Beer,” started in 2020 and features interviews and commentary that starts with beer and often wanders elsewhere.

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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