Our book is in print and we are extraordinarily grateful for your help. Please help us fulfill our Kickstarter obligations by providing your tee/work shirt sizes. We will be... Read more
Let's get this party started!
Your help has been instrumental and it would mean a great deal if you could join us for the launch of our book...
Italy: Beer Country The Story Of Italian... Read more
Bryan and I just sent all of our files to the publisher.
Thanks so much to all of your contributions and encouragement. It's been a lot of work to get... Read more
Down to the Nitty-Gritty
Well, since our last post we’ve had little time to recoup. We were able to meet our deadline and were very surprised to have received our edited manuscript so quickly.... Read more
This was written on Friday night, but I fell asleep before I was able to post it:
I write this in a zombie-like state while Bryan, somehow, manages to tend... Read more
We're Getting There
Just got back from a meeting with Bryan. We went over our edits for Chapters 18 & 19. The writing continues, but should be wrapped up in the next week... Read more
Collaborations, Transcriptions, Translations, Oh, My!
We just read that one of our favorite brewers, Bruno Carilli of Toccalmatto, MIGHT be doing a collaboration with Crooked Stave. We are giddy like school girls here at Birra... Read more
Working a bit late tonight
It's 3:30 in the morning. More coffee is in hand. We've knocked off the Black Barrel Brewery interviews with Renzo, the founder of Panil in Parma. He was the first... Read more
Writing More and More
Bryan and I are moving forward. The mountain is high, but up we climb. Bryan delivered three more chapters to me featuring Agostino Arioli and his pioneering brewery, Birrificio Italiano,... Read more
Transcribing Interviews is fun!
Bryan and I have been working diligently on transcribing the first batch of interviews. In this case, it refers to the 10 hours + of recordings we have with Teo... Read more
Agostino Arioli at Falling Rock tonight!
Hi, Agostino Arioli from Birrificio Italiano (near Milan) will be at Falling Rock Tap House tonight (Friday, June 7th).
Agostino is one of the key founders of the Italian craft... Read more
Our last day in Rome. Going to conduct an interview this afternoon then visit a bottle shop and some of the best pubs tonight. I think the rain has finally... Read more
Grado Plato and Loverbeer
Had another great day today. About to take a nap...it's 7pm. Went to sleep at 3am, got up at 7am. Headed to Loverbeer. Met with Valter and enjoyed his company... Read more
Day One...Black Barrel and Baladin
We had a wonderful day. We didn't sleep much on the plane to Frankfurt, but made a great decision to have a couple of beers while there. It put us... Read more
Hi, we're in Frankfurt awaiting our flight to Torino where we will meet with Renzo Losi of the very new Black Barrel Brewery, then it's off to Baladin in Piozzo!... Read more
We've reached our funding goal thanks to all of you. It's incredibly invigorating and humbling to have your support. The next step begins Sunday when we board our plane for... Read more
We're almost 90% funded. Thank you to all of you who have supported us so far. We know we are going to make it and we look forward to our... Read more
Booking Second Trip
We are working hard lining up appointments for our second trip to Italy. Nearly everything is in place. In the first week we will be meeting with 15 brewers and... Read more