I write about beer, beer history, horse racing and (very occasionally) other exciting and totally-not-arcane topics. I don’t do it for free (beyond my own blogs – I got sick of doing The Examiner as the time vs pay calculation wasn’t great there) unless it’s a Very Special Favor, but you are, of course, most welcome to read for free. I’m usually too busy to take on more writing (which I can make ludicriously SEO-friendly when desired), but if you’ve got something that sounds like it might be a good fit, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, read an interview with me (unless you prefer something more audiovisual – that’s here, too, or a much older one here), then let’s chat!
Here are some recent publications:
- The Dude Abides (And Thrives)
- Christmas Beers: Saints, Vikings, and Stella?
- 20 Years of Yards Brewing
- Beer Mythbusting: The Truth About Pilgrims, Adjuncts, and Prohibition
- Beer Mythbusting: The Truth About Porter and Stout
- Beer History: Kvass, From Russia with Health
- Delaware Beer History: Brewing Before Dogfish Head
- Beer History: Boston
- Springtime Beer History: Biere de Mars
- Beer History South of the Border
- St. Louis Beer History: Underground Beginnings
- A Brief History of Beer in Chicago
- Beer History: Christmas Beer
- A Brief History of Beer in Seattle
- Beer Prehistory: Celtic Beer from France
- Beer History: 3 Nearly-Forgotten San Diego Beer Pioneers
- (Haunted) Beer History: The Rise & Fall of the Lemp Dynasty
- Beer History: German-American Brewers Before Prohibition
- Pumpkin Beer History: Colonial Necessity to Seasonal Treat
- Oktoberfest: More Than a Wedding Party
- Icelandic Beer: Vikings, Prohibition, and Rebirth
- A Brief History of Japanese Beer
- Beer History: Lost in Poland, Grodziskie Bubbles Up in the US
- Nanobreweries: Everything Old is New Again
- Beer History: Sahti, A Weird and Wonderful Finnish Beer
- Beer History: Manhattan Brewing Company, A Lost Craft Beer Pioneer
- Beer History: The ‘Other’ Sour Beers
- Old American Beer Styles, Lost and Found
- Beer History: Craft Beer Survivors and Vanished Brands
- Beer History: Swapping Homebrew Recipes with the Founding Fathers
- Ghosts of Beers Past: Reviving Historical Brews
- A (Very) Brief History of Women in Beer
- ‘Blogging Your Archives’ – book chapter in Public Relations and Marketing for Archives (Neal-Schuman, 2011)
- From the Collections: Dr. Amy Kaukonen
- From the Collections: Dr. Eliza Grier
- From the Collections: Civil War Doctors
- From the Collections: A Nymphomania Cure?
Finally, if you enjoy nostalgia, you can check out reviews and other articles and reviews I wrote for Women.com, back in the day (when I wasn’t busy coding and/or managing the usual dot-com emergencies common to that era).
And here are a few freelance ideas I would not turn down, provided I got a nice travel stipend and/or freebies for testing purposes (where applicable):
- An exploration of what beers are available in Britain’s extant coaching inns
- Which international soccer stadiums have the best beer selections?
- An in-depth history of brewing in Australia and New Zealand
- Why are Moving Comfort sports bras just so fantastic?
- How does Seattle Beer Week compare to Philly Beer Week?
- An American guide to the Melbourne Cup
- Navigating Comic-Con with a smallish child
- Wouldn’t it be fun to compare GABF and NZBF visits? You know it would.
Just a few examples to get you thinking…