The Year in Pictures

A look back at my perambulations over the past year. This may or may not be the final year-end post--even though we're trotting merrily into 2017. (Click any photo to enlarge and get an (uncaptioned) slide show.)

When AAB's John Holl visited last year, we

toured Cascade. Ron Gansberg started pulling

out treasures from the cellar--and even the

brewers were impressed.

A cold, wet night in January--from inside

the warmth of Pints Brewing.

The dog of the pod making a homebrew

appearance. (He's



Junket #1 in 2016 was a trip to Ireland to meet

Michael Ash, the man who invented


at St. James Gate. (Mr. Ash

died six weeks after this photo was taken.)

One of the

many Irish pubs

I visited.

Locals call these "boozers."

The Beer Bible

picked up an IACP award

in April. (Yay!)

On junket #2, to


, I got to meet

these two blogging giants in the flesh.

(Martyn Cornell, left, and Ron Pattinson)

The cellars underneath Carlsberg. Which led to

more Carlsberg blogging


Pete Brown (L) and Stephen Beaumont (R)

at War Pigs in Copenhagen.

Bavik's brewer Yves Benoit points out a nuance

of his beer to 10 Barrel's Whitney Burnside.

Probably the less said about this the better.

Block 15's Nick Arzner zwickling some aging

spontaneously-fermented ale.

At De Garde in Tillamook.

The annual hop-picking at Lucky Lab. That's

Nicole Kasten in the center.

Fresh hop season is upon us!

Wayfinder opens. No beer yet, but sky-high

expectations. (Food's spectacular.)

Some folks from Harpoon made a trek to

Portland this year. Here's CEO and

co-founder Dan Kenary with John Harris.

A Thanksgiving stopover.

At Novare Res, an amazing pub in Portland,

Maine. (I didn't add the googly eyes.)

My best beer shot of the year.

Sioux Falls, SD, where I attended a book


On the occasion of one of the

Beervana Podcast's finest episode







New England IPAs

this year, didn't we?

Happy 2017, everyone--