Well, I’d like to start off by apologizing for not posting as often as we should. Both Jess and I have been very busy with our day jobs, but we are excited to announce that we are lining up a number of stories for the next few weeks. I must also apologize because Jess was not able to join me for this story so I had to take over the writing portion as well.
Now that we got that out of the way, allow me to introduce Christian DeBenedetti. Don’t know him? Well, you are about to meet him and he’s definitiely someone you are going to want to follow.
Christian DeBenetti is an author of all things beer. He writes for magazines, blogs and most recently he finished his book The Great American Ale Trail. The book is the ultimate guide to America’s greatest watering holes. I first came across Christian through an email from The Bruery Provisions annoucing a signing with the author at their store. After tracking down his contact info and getting an email out I was beyond phsyched to find out Christian was interested in being a part of the Thee Beer Book. However, when he told me he was landing in LAX at 2 P.M. on a Friday I knew he would not be phsyched on the traffic situation.
The Great American Ale Trail is the product of a year worth of travel around the United States. I imagine most of you reading this would call this a dream job, as would I. I think Chritian would agree as well, but with the amount of travel involved and only a year to research and write the book he admits there were some moments of exhaustion and stress.
As we talked I quickly realized that Christian is a busy man. He is not only busy promoting his book, but he is a beer correspondent for a number of magazines including Outside Magazine and Food and Wine. He is also the editorial director of Weekly Pint. As if all that wasn’t enough, Christian is a co-founder of Zythos Project, creators of The Bräuler™, the world’s first stainless steel modular growler system. Like I said, he’s busy.
If you hear about a signing near you, I suggest you clear your schedule and drop by to say hello to Christian. For more information about Christian and his book visit his site.
You’re going to want to pick up a copy and you can find it here.