“Mash Up”: I investigate how a new crop of brewer-distillers is taking the shot-and-a-beer concept to new heights.
“Rise Up Brewing”: Chicago’s craft beer scene is on the upswing. I traveled to the Windy City to report on this liquid uprising.
“Will Bike for Beer”: I investigate the intersection of bicycling and craft beer.
“So the Story Gose”: Meet gose, the salty, sour German beer that you can’t say no to.
“Vision Quest”: I follow homebrewers as they journey from being amateur beer makers to professional brewers.
“Smoked Beer Is on Fire Right Now”: An investigation into the world’s best smoky brews.
“The Most Micro of Brews”: A peek beneath the hood of New York’s homebrewing trend.
“Brewer’s Dozen”: New York’s sunniest spots for sipping craft beer.
The New York Times
“Gridiron Girls”: In Brooklyn, a lesbian bar is an unlikely refuge for displaced football fans.
“Strange Brews: The Weirdest Beers in America”: Care for a beer made with spirulina?
“City of Brotherly Suds”: A stomach-first account of a weekend spent sipping Philadelphia beer.
“At Qingdao’s Drunken House, Enjoy a Hangover-Free Stumble”: At China’s Tsingtao brewery, you don’t need to guzzle a six-pack to feel tipsy.
“The World’s Most Visionary Cities”: From Abu Dhabi’s Madar City to Curitiba, Brazil, I cast an eye toward the towns of tomorrow.
New York Press
“Goodbye Gut Instinct”: My sayonara to my weekly column, as well as the paper I called home for seven years. Consider this sort of my origin story as a writer.
I would post more stories from the Press archive, but the IT geniuses decided to delete two decades of content at the paper. Will post stories when I get to scanning ‘em.
MIX (food and drink magazine of The Oregonian )
“Exotic New Hop Varieties Infuse Local Beers”: I look at how the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops are changing the flavors of the classic Pacific Northwest IPA.
For this entertainment website, I write a column called “Dollar Grub,” in which I go to different neighborhoods in New York City in search of food that, yup, costs a buck. Here, please find my archive.
Time Out New York
I’ve been a contributing writer to TONY for the last seven years, contributing food, spirit, travel and beer features to the magazine. Click here for my archive.
“‘Bilt to Last”: A reported take on the rise of Vanderbilt Avenue, one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming blocks.
“Four Beer Trends”: I dig deep into trends such as barrel-aged and sour brews.
“The Rise of the Nanobrewery”: A report on the small breweries with big, big taste.
Edible Brooklyn/Edible Manhattan
“Indigenous Industry: Kelso of Brooklyn”: A deeply reported feature on Kelso of Brooklyn, one of the city’s hardest working ma-and-pa breweries.
“Suds in the City: Chelsea Brewing Company”: Despite its great brews, Chelsea Brewing Company often gets overlooked in NYC. I shine a spotlight on this sudsy stalwart.
“The Dumpling Man”: Deep in the heart of Bushwick, there’s a bygone brewery pumping out hundreds of thousands of…pot stickers?
“Rum for Your Money”: Whiskey’s not the only brown spirit creating a buzz.
“Punch Drunk”: Once the original San Francisco treat, the elegant South American brandy pisco is making a countrywide comeback.
“Drinking in a Dry Land”: In Morocco, I go to crazy lengths for a drink.
For two years, I served as Gourmet.com’s official craft beer columnist. My position ended when Gourmet was folded. Here, please find my archive.
For more than two years, I was Slashfood’s beer columnist. I featured a beer of the week, plus contributed ongoing beer coverage. The position ended when AOL folded Slashfood into Huffington Post. Here, please find my archive.
“Captain of Industry”: Braddock, Pennsylvania, is a dying steel town on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. This is the story of Mayor John Fetterman’s battle for the town’s survival—and its future.