Writing:

I strive to tell the real stories of the people behind the products, places, or trends, and I look for the points at which said products, places, and trends intersect with our lives, important movements, and rich histories. Yes, I'm interested in at what temperature that beer was fermented and for long, but I'm even more so intrigued by the diversity efforts being made at the brewery crafting that beer.

 

I’ve been fortunate to be able to go deep on compelling stories with heavy research and interviewing. I used The Decameron as a lens through which to view parallels between Florentines’ social behaviors during the Black Death to those of ours during Covid-19 for Good Beer Hunting. I talked to paranormal investigators to find out what was going on in “Manhattan’s most haunted house” without visitors during the pandemic for Fodor’s. I interviewed creative cosplayers and makeup artists about how they're disrupting the norms of "beer Instagram" for October. I gave readers an inside peek at how the Smithsonian's beer historian is tracking the pandemic's effects on the national beer industry in real time for Atlas Obscura

 

I explored how New York City’s homebrewing scene is so vibrant when homebrewing takes up so much space and New Yorkers have none, for Edible Brooklyn. I interviewed a host of bands and breweries to figure out why the surge of metal bands making their own beers has become so prevalent for Kerrang!, and I also talked to brands and breweries about how and why craft beer became the hottest marketing tool of 2018 for Delish. I researched why so many people actually hate IPAs, because it turns out: science, for HuffPost. I investigated that weird stat that people who like beer are more likely to have sex on the first date, for Vice.

 

I had the privilege of hearing from some of the most important voices on the state of diversity in craft beer in 2020, for Craft Beer. I interviewed the founders of an exemplary internship program to break down the barriers of entry for BIPOC in beer, for VinePair; as well as the creator of a ground-breaking initiative to support women of color access roles in the industry, for October. Six months into the pandemic, I caught up with breweries juggling daily survival with increased efforts in community outreach and improved representation, also for VinePair.

 

And look, Ma, I can write time-sensitive news and run weekly columns, too! I had a weekly NYC events column for i-D; a weekly shopping column for Racked NY; and a weekly ice cream column and then a brewery and distillery column for amNY. Currently, I write daily food news stories for Mashed and have a monthly beer column for Decibel.

 

For a more complete list of my work with links, you need only look slightly to your right. And to read my writing marrying craft beer, bars, drinking culture and history, and personal attachments to all of it, subscribe to my newsletter Hugging the Bar here.

Beer:

For VinePair: In 2021, Who are Beer Reviews Actually For?

For VinePair: Why a Drag Star’s Collaboration Matters in Beer’s Path Toward Better Queer Visibility

For Liquor: 5 Low-ABV Beers to Try Right Now

For VinePair: 11 Years of Untappd-How One App Gamified the Relentless Pursuit of Novelty

For October: How Eugenia Brown is Empowering Women of Color to Join the Beer Industry

For VinePair: Meet HDHC, the New Hopping Technique Coming to a Hazy IPA Near You

For October: Beauty and the Beer - How These Instagrammers Are Going Beyond the Bottle Shot

For VinePair: Craft Beer Is Responding to Covid and Racism Through Communal Initiatives

For Insider: I Tried Making a Beer Slushie at Home Despite Being a Beer Purist, and the Trend Officially Has My Approval​

For VinePair: This Brooklyn Brewery Is Serving Up a Brighter, More Diverse Future for Craft Beer

For Atlas Obscura: How a Beer Historian Is Documenting COVID-19’s Impact on Brewing

For Craft Beer: All Together - Breweries Collaborate to Help Hospitality Workers

For Craft Beer: Outspoken Advocates for Diversity in Beer Enter 2020 Cautiously Optimistic

For Vice: Unpacking the Infamous Theory That Beer Drinkers Have Sex on the First Date

For Grub Street: Talea Is the Woman-Owned Brewery That Even Beer Haters Can Love

For Edible Brooklyn: No Space, No Problem: New York City’s Dedicated Home Brewers

For Kerrang!: Why So Many Metal Bands are Releasing Their Own Beers

For Craft Beer: Girls In Craft - Meet the Women Behind Female-Focused Beer Merchandise

For Lohud: Crafting an Image - Kings Court Brewery Co-Owner on Being a Woman in the Beer Industry

For Men's Journal: The Best Craft Beer Festivals in the U.S.

For amNY: NYC Beer Scene Grows with Local Groups for Women

For Delish: Why Companies That Have No Business Making Beer Are Suddenly Selling Their Own Brews

For HuffPost: According To History, We Can Thank Women For Beer​

For HuffPost: Hate IPAs? It's Because Your Genetics Programmed You To Dislike Bitter Beers.

For Hop Culture: The Changing Gender Dynamics of Belgian Beer

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