I can’t believe I am a day away from 2013! This year has been a wild ride, filled with lots of fun beer adventures shared with fabulous people I have met because of this silly little blog. It is simply incredible how many friendships have developed because of my love of craft beer.
On January 7th I am proud to be starting my very first day as an employee of Stone Brewing Co as a National Accounts Manager. If you know anything about my beer journey, you will get the significance of this epic event in my life. I am a craft beer lover because of Stone so this journey has come full circle for me.
I keep thinking it is all a dream because I never imagined I would actually earn a living in the industry I have so much love and respect for. It’s going to be a fantastic learning experience and I would be lying if I said I am not scared to death! I am taking a significant salary cut to pursue this dream so you had best believe this beer geek is committed! Many of my colleagues in my old industry think I have a screw loose but I beg to differ. Happiness holds far more value to me than money at this stage in my life. It’s going to be a struggle but I am up for the task. I will be traveling a lot in my new role and that translates to meeting up with more fabulous craft beer lovers across the country.
I wish everyone a safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Thank you for the support and here’s to great beer!
Taylor – aka –“The Art of Beer”
I love to travel and meet new people. My job takes me to some great places and I use Twitter to seek out the best places for food, beer and wine when I travel. It’s a terrific way to get advice from locals. Beer geeks are great people across the board so I urge you to reach out and connect. I also have passion for world travel so you’ll see some posts from trips. I like to visit places that take me out of my comfort zone. I come home with a different perspective and forever changed…
I believing in sharing beer. I am generous to a fault. There is no better feeling for me than knowing that someone got a huge smile on their face when opening a box containing a great beer they cannot access in their area. I tell you it’s a beautiful thing. You should try it. The Bruisin’ Ales sticker says it best:
noun def: concern for the welfare and advancement of beer
You should check out their website — great people!
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