Greetings and Salutations!

Me_andtheTGreetings loyal followers of the Brew Site!

Before a new voice begins contributing to the site from outside the state of Oregon, I felt a little introductory post was needed.

I’ve followed my brother’s blog for many, many years and have had the pleasure of drinking many, many beers with Jon often discussing beer, breweries, or even opening up my own brewpub! While Jon is what I’d call a beer academic (or connoisseur if he prefers), I’m just a guy that loves to drink beer. I love exploring local breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, bottle shops, you name it and I love trying all types of beer (as of this writing I’ve checked into 684 unique beers in under 2 years, thanks to the Untappd iOS app!).

I’ve moved fairly frequently in the last dozen years and would occasionally check in with Jon and see if there was some way I could contribute to his site, be his eyes (and liver!) on the ground for places like Brooklyn, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland…but the opportunity didn’t come together until I was lucky enough to move to the Bay Area.

So, my plan is to explore the Bay Area beer scene and share my findings, writing about the various breweries, beer bars, and events I visit…and maybe even doing the occasional beer review! While I might be a novice when it comes to blogging about beer, I’d like to think I’m an expert when it comes to drinking it.

Cheers!

Ben

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