I write the “Beer Snob” column in the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American, and have done so since 2005. I also lead beer and beer-chocolate tasting presentations, write humor pieces, play in a band, and teach.
My book, “Connecticut Beer” (The History Press) was published in April 2015.
I’ve worked as a reporter for two newspapers and written freelance articles for magazines and websites, including Beer Advocate. 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, and “The Colin McEnroe Show,”; on “First Thing Fairfield County” on 95.9 FM The Fox, and WATR 1320-AM’s “Tom Chute and You.” I have also been profiled by Ken Tuccio on the podcast “Welcome to Connecticut.”
I have appeared at more than 60 libraries and historical societies around Connecticut discussing the history of beer and leading tastings.