Hey. Dean here. I like beer. Welcome to The Beerverse, my beer fan-site.
I enjoy visiting brewpubs, taprooms, bottle shops — basically any place with a great selection. I also try to get in a beer stop or two whenever I travel (props here to my non-beer-drinking wife, who does a great job of humoring me in this regard).
My background? Well, I took one home brew class many years ago and decided it was way too difficult and time-consuming for my lazy ass. However, I did manage to get off the couch long enough to earn a Craft Beer Appreciation Certificate from Sonoma State University.
So there’s that.
Most of what’s covered in this blog can be categorized thusly:
Masters of the Beerverse — interviews with industry-type people;
Beer Preserves — beer places in historic spaces (I’m also a big preservation buff);
Beerversity — my attempts to explain technical mumbo-jumbo, kind of a Brewing for Dummies;
Beer, There, Everywhere — the beer places and events I get to.
Basically, I’m just here to tell y’all about the great beers, breweries, events, and people I run across. And maybe spread a bit of knowledge along the way.
So, look around, enjoy, and if you’ve got a scoop on great places to see and beers to try, give me a shout! Cheers!