Sage is an engineering grad student who loves beer, cars, and guns — in that order. At least right now. A homebrewer and gay for anything Belgian.
Ryan has been homebrewing since 2006, and it was homebrewing that really got him into craft beer. He's a certified beer and food geek, and spends a good part of his daily allotment of daydreams on ideas for future batches of beer.
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Nicole may have left her Napa Valley roots behind when she came to east and became an Ohio State journalism professor, but she manages to keep her glass full in Columbus' terrific wine bar scene. She writes for Columbus Monthly, (614), the Ohio State Alumni Magazine among many other publications across North America, and can open bottles of sparkling wine with barely a whisper to make sure those fabulous bubbles go in the glass. She also blogs at www.kraftofwriting.com
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Kelly Laine makes an infamous summer sangria, has a strong affinity for tequila, and favors an ice-cold Stone IPA or a tart Farmhouse Ale Saison when the weather's right. Hobbies include hand-making custom bow ties, cooking while the music blares, Bikram yoga, and being inappropriate.
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Morgan Treni is a recent graduate of the Ohio Wesleyan University. She holds a degree in Non-Fiction Writing and enjoys writing about all things flavorful and colorful.
Gerard is a native Bostonian who has called the Columbus area home since 1998. A married father of two, he has enjoyed spirits on four continents, sometimes straight from the bottle and more than once in contravention with existing laws. He firmly believes that Johnny Walker Blue should be free.
John "Pappy" Venturella
Writer, geologist, and Cash for Gold extraordinaire. Pappy enjoys beer if it's cheap and martinis if they're dry. On the weekend he likes to chew bubblegum and kick ass, but frequently runs out of bubblegum.