Kerrie and Jason Boys, Co-Founders
We love beer. Jason has brewed it. Kerrie drinks it. So it makes sense that the idea to share our enthusiasm with the world started—where else?—over a couple of beers. A few beer tastings at 201 Central with NC regional craft breweries, and we were hooked. Those tastings led to a few self-guided brewery tours in Charlotte. We discovered a casual camaraderie that inspired us to go on MORE tours with MORE friends. Then it hit us—everyone needs to know about this culture. And not just the craft beer industry. ALL craft beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, root beer—you name it. There’s something grounded about them all, solid and earthy. A welcome departure from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. No deadlines. No agendas. Just people getting together to share a drink. They talk, they engage. And, of course, they enjoy craft-made beverages.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. Now, go have a drink.
Karsen Price, Wordsmith
Karsen Price is a native of Charlotte and a former NASCAR journalist who is passionate about sports, fiction writing and anything horse-related. The former editor of Today's Charlotte Woman, Karsen is really digging the camaraderie and mellow vibe of the craft beverage world, and hopes she never has to wear a dress again
Ryan Moses, The Beer Counselor
Ryan has juggled bartending with work in the nonprofit fundraising sector. His favorite beer at the moment is Railhouse KA-BAR Brown Ale, and his beer pet peeves include forgetting that beer is a business and taking the business too seriously. Visit his blog at Beercounselor.net.
Alex Shoenthal, Master of Brew
Alex is an award-winning home brewer who lives in Charlotte with his wife and son. He’s also the head brewer for Rivermen Brewing Company in Belmont. An all-grain brewer 10 years strong, he loves all styles but has an affinity for hops, so he brews a lot of IPA, pale ale, etc., but also loves brewing Belgian styles, barrel-aged brews, and sour ales. Cheers!
The Wine Guys
Matt Kemberling & Joe Brock are two guys who love wine, local breweries, farm to fork and all things local. Follow their wine adventures at www.ncwineguys.com or on Twitter @NCWineGuys.
Shelby Miller is a personal trainer and health and lifestyle writer who also happens to be a food, beer, wine and whiskey enthusiast ... because you've got to have balance, right? A member of the Carolina BrewMasters and an advocate for anything made locally, she developed her passion for the craft of good eating and drinking as a natural offshoot of her education in nutrition. Shelby moved to Charlotte from Chicago in 2008, and has enjoyed putting down roots in the Queen City.
Eric Gaddy, Casting Shadows Photography
Wendy Raymond, Taps and Snaps
Andrea Perullo de Ledesma
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