Jordan | Carakale Brewery Tour

My love of CLO trips and love of brewery tours combined for a CLO trip to tour Carakale, Jordan’s first microbrewery. Carakale was founded in 2009 by Yazan Karadsheh, a Jordanian brewmaster who cut his teeth at the University of California, Davis Master Brewers Program (yes, this is a thing) and working the microbrew scene in Boulder,Continue reading “Jordan | Carakale Brewery Tour”

{Writing} Cadejo Brewing Company

I seem to be carving out a freelance writing niche: Salvadoran breweries. Around the same time my DRAFT Magazine article on Brew Revolution was published, I interviewed David Falkenstein, co-founder and general manager of Cadejo Brewing Company. Yesterday, I published a blog post about it on the Huffington Post: Brewing Local Pride.

Spanish Friday: ¡Viva la Revolución!

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.No, esto no es una entrada política. Es sobre mi primer articulo publicado en una revista: “Unexpected beer spot: El Salvador,” de la edición de marzo/abril 2013 de DRAFT Magazine.Andy Newbom, co-fundador y dueño de Brew Revolution.

Spanish Friday: Publicidad Engañosa

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Antes del medio maratón el fin de semana pasado, tuve que comprar Gu (gel de energía) para tomar durante la carrera. Yo había visto una tienda se llama “Maratón” en el camino al trabajo y finalmente fui a verla.Naturalmente, yo creía que una tienda queContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Publicidad Engañosa”

Salvadoran Beer

Before Kail and I knew we were moving to El Salvador, we discovered a refreshing cerveza called REGIA. It happened, as chance meetings often do, at a happy hour with some of my coworkers. One of them regularly plays the guitar and sings at a quaint little establishment in Mount Pleasant, Haydee’s, where Christmas décorContinue reading “Salvadoran Beer”