Isaac – Beer Guide
Isaac is a Baltimore City native who spends his free time brewing and fermenting a variety of beers, ciders, meads, and fruit wines. As a cultural anthropologist and world traveler, he has sampled local brews in countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. When not engaged in fermentation-related hobbies, he spends his time reading or roaming the city with Xena, his Australian cattle dog.
Favorite beers: Dogfish Head’s Raison D’Etre, Goonda Beersmith’s OJI Double IPA, and Full Sail’s Session Lager.
Most unusual beer encountered while traveling: Urwagwa, a Rwandan beer made from millet and roasted bananas.
Max – Beer Guide
Max is a Baltimore area native who spends his free time homebrewing with his wife, Becky (a microbiologist at UMD). They are both members of a local homebrew club, Baltibrew, where they enjoy learning from other homebrewers in the community. When not giving tours or hanging out at a local brewery, you’ll find Max is a competitive board game enthusiast who is probably plotting the next game session with friends.
Favorite Beers: Tired Hands: HopHands, Union: Snow Pants, Monument City: 51 Rye, Breckenridge: Vanilla Porter
Mike – Beer Guide
Mike is a lifelong Maryland resident, newly moved to Baltimore. His free time is spent homebrewing a variety of beer styles on an indoor-electric brewing system, PC gaming, exercising and traveling. Several years of experience in the Information Technology sector allow him to bring a unique perspective to his tours, and enhance his understanding of the local craft beer scene in Baltimore. Several European excursions have given him a love for international beers, but the local Baltimore breweries will always be his favorites!
Favorite Beers: Orkney Brewery: Skull Splitter, Andechser: Volbier Hell, Heavy Seas: Tropicannon, Oliver Brewing Co: 3 Lions, Jailbreak Brewing: Welcome to Scolville
Brent – Beer Guide
Of all the terms used to describe Brent’s life, ordinary is not among them. A soldier since his late teens, Brent traveled and lived across the globe from Hawaii to the Middle East (and he’s got the stories and scars to prove it). Though he’s a family man now, you’ll still find him exploring exotic locales and writing reviews on local craft beers. No matter if you’re up high (he’s a parachutist) or down low (he’s an avid tech diver and surfer), Brent has you covered on all your beer and adventure needs.
Favorite beers: 51 Rye by Monument City, Creator/Destroyer by Oliver, Missed Connections by Diamondback, TropiCannon by Heavy Seas, Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw