My name is Ryan, and I'm from New Jersey. My aim in this blog is to document and write about the beers I drink, share stories from beer adventures, and to educate others about great beer, as well as learning a bit myself.
In college, like the majority of everyone else, I drank mostly mass-produced lagers, and lots of them, the cheaper the better. Yet I can still remember during the holidays, my dad always had a box of Samuel Adams holiday beers, and would break a few bottles out for my brother and I to drink with a special dinner.
During my family's summer vacations to Maine, we noticed local beers were always on tap, and when we were on vacation, we tended to eat and drink local, instead of the national chains. One day, we visited one of the local breweries, and I was hooked. I needed to know everything I could about different beers. I had no idea there was so much variety out there!
This got me thinking. Did New Jersey have local breweries? How about nearby Pennsylvania and New York? This was before I knew much about beer blogs, beer magazines, beer newspapers, etc., and I honestly don't remember how I found them all! I am sure glad I did though!
Years later, and I am as passionate about beer as ever, if not more so. I am incredibly happy my wife supports my beer adventures and enjoys them as much as I do!
I am glad you found this blog, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a pint or two!