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    Dec 4, 1982 (Age: 33)
    New York
    Having been a huge foodie for quite some time, I started getting into craft beer back in 2011 and was amazed and overwhelmed at discovering a new whole world to explore.

    I'm here to continue exploring that world, as well as to find others with whom I can share my revelations, as well as learn from theirs. As with any true art form, I think beer is a medium through which we can find and express the deepest and most profound truths about ourselves and the human condition. Or maybe that was just some shit I thought after having a few too many.

    In any case, I'm just a fan. I don't brew (though I'd like to try). I don't claim or profess or even aspire to be anything close to a true expert in this space. I want nothing more than to be a well-informed, well-educated, humble, but passionate, fan of beer and all things beer-related. Being a snob is fine, even desirable, but we should all avoid acting snobish.

    My personal favorite style is probably wheat beers (hefeweizens, wits). I also really enjoy saisons, sours, wild beers (anything funky, pretty much), and I tend to be inexorably attracted to anything exotic, eclectic, or outlandish, which is why I really like fruit/spice beers and beers with unconventional ingredients or style deviations. They may not be as posh, but I'm also a really big fan of cream ales, kolsch, and ESBs.

    When I first got into beer, I didn't care for IPAs--mostly due to the over-emphasis on bitterness. I've since learned to appreciate, and then love IPAs as a style, but I am more into the juicy, tropical, and especially floral category of IPAs over the piney, resinous, and extreme bitterness varieties. Regardless of the current trends, I've been really digging IPAs and DIPAs lately, just not quite to the level of obsessive exclusion that some others do--hence, my leaving it for last on my list of faves.

    Other than beer, I like wine, cider, cheese, as well food and culinary stuff in general. As I've said, I'm a foodie. Non-edible/drinkable interests include hip hop music, film, science, technology, and history (especially military history). I enjoy being outside as much as possible, to appreciate the many beautiful things there are to see and do in this world. I'm always interested in learning new things from new people.

    Feel free to hit me up to ask about a trade or just engage in some random conversation, beer-related or otherwise (all conversation is better over a beer, of course!).

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