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!


  1. Hey Ryan -- really liked your blog and wanted to shoot you a couple questions. Do you have an e-mail where I can direct them to?


    1. Sure Daniel, you can contact me at mouldbrewhouse@gmail.com

  2. Hey there,

    Just stumbled across your page and wanted to see if you would try checking in one of these days when you’re having the next great craft beer somewhere. I have been working on “BODOBEERS.com” for quite some time and finally “launched” it this past summer. The idea is it’s a cross between some of the existing sites out there but with the aim of being social, global and crowd-driven.

    Also it’s not an app, but just a website that intends to be easy to use on any device or computer. If you can, try it out and check-in somewhere. It’s via any browser, by going to http://bodobeers.com

    It’s facebook-integrated so it uses that to allow check-ins, etc. But you can turn on/off the FB integration of course.

    Well, thanks for your time,

  3. Hello Ryan,
    I was looking through your site and I like what I see. I am wondering if you would be interested in working with me. I work for a cigar and cigar accessory retailer. I have some ideas on how we could collaborate on this. If you have any interest please let me know. Thank you for your time.

    Cory Grover