The Author

Oak Creek Brewpub in Sedona, AZ

Oak Creek Brewpub in Sedona, AZ

Recovering Litigator, Former  Prosecutor, Former Defense Attorney, Drummer, Guitarist, Dad, Ph.D in Sarcasm and Irreverence, Amateur Therapist, Closet Jason Bourne, Apple Junkie, Near Survivor Contestant (Survivor II – Australian Outback).  All accurate descriptions.  I’m also a confirmed Beer Geek, Infrequent Home Brewer, and Craft Beer Evangelist.  I despise mediocrity and the acceptance of low standards, the very things big beer (Bud, Miller, Coors – The EvSwill Empire) markets to, brews to and depends upon for its continued prosperity.  Thankfully, that prosperity is weakening  thanks to a better educated beer consumer and exploding craft beer scene.

Join me on the Quest For The Holy Ale and the occassional rant!

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Bud.”



7 thoughts on “The Author

  1. Hi Joel & Jill:

    It was great to meet you guys last Friday over some fine beer! I hope you enjoyed your date and the much-needed time away – I like your choice of venue.

    Had the Rogue XS Imperial IPA Saturday night – that was fantastic – gotta get my hands on more soon. Don’t forget to check out and Shangy’s in Emmaus. Also check out Stockertown Beverage – I’m going to try to hit that in the next few weeks.

    Let’s stay in touch, and hopefully we’ll get to share some more great ones soon.

    NICE BLOG – I will spend some more time here!

  2. Hi, this is dondon of a social network where beer lovers like you meet.

    Would you mind if we do link exchange?

    Please shoot me an email if you are interested.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you.

  3. Hi Joel!

    I just wanted to let you know that after reading your posts about all-things beer related, your blog has been featured on the blogroll for the upcoming beer documentary, Beer Wars. Hope you will take a minute to check out the link love here (and learn a little more about the movie as well!) 🙂

    Also wanted to let you know that we also created a badge for beer lovers like yourself to show their support of craft brewers. If you are interested in grabbing it, this link is where you can find it: (

    Keep up the great work on your blog, and I hope you’ll make it out on the 16th!

  4. AleMonger, just wanted you to know that my book, Brewing in Milwaukee rolled out about a month ago. Used your ” Mt.Brewer” image, turned out great. A barrel full of thanks.


  5. Joel and Jill- it was great meeting you at the Brewer’s Plate last night! This is a great site! Informative and entertaining! ‘Firend’s do let friend drink Bud’ is a fantastic line and is about the only thing I know about beer. Looking to learn with this site. Good luck and hope to see you again next year.

    PS and of course I find out my admin was working on my site so it was down all day yesterday.(Awesome!) Hit me up at

    • Cheers Beij!

      Thanks for popping in (though I have to say our brief stint on line listening to you was far more entertaining – or alternatively entertaining – than anything here). I do throw in more than a few musician and musical references. Now I have an excuse to do more of that.

      Great “show” at the Kimmel Center last weekend. You’ve got a new fan and I’ll try to get you inside the Center for your next gig. Oh, why aren’t you at SXSW??


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