Shopkeeper & co-owner of 99 BOTTLES: specialty beer store in Federal Way, Wash. Discover 1000 brews at 99 BOTTLES: ales, lagers, mead, hard cider and a few handcrafted fruit sodas. Beer store gift cards, beer glasses & brewery shirts available. Advance order 1/6-BBL kegs. Beer tasting calendar & store list at www.99bottles.net
Owner of 99 POURS: party planning and hosting of private beer events for corporations, in-home parties, and nonprofit groups.
Freelance writer & layout of Web, copy, and technical materials; see www.stylesandscribbles.com for info.
Beer store shopkeeper, writer, entrepreneur
21st Amendment: Brew Free! Or Die IPA, Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Allagash: Curieux, Grand Cru as vintage
Avery: Fifteen, Oktoberfest
Birrificio Barley: BB Dexi
Bosteels: Tripel Karmaliet
Brasserie Du Bocq: Blanche de Namur
Cantillon: Saint Lamvinus
Deschutes: The Dissident, Black Butte XXI
Diamond Knot: IPA, Industrial IPA
Dieu du Ciel!: Équinoxe Du Printemps, Rigor Mortis ABT, Route Des Épices
Dogfish Head: Jiahu, Sah'Tea, Burton Baton, Immort Ale, Palo Santo, Black & Tan (World Wide Stout layered on top of 120 Minute IPA)
So, the bill that the legislature in Florida is submitting for a vote allows the sale of 64 ounce growlers by breweries. The big caveat is that the breweries have to sell the beer to a distributor then buy it back from the distributor to sell in their taproom. Sounds like a dumb way to do things to me.