Hi everyone! My name is John and I like talking--and writing--about craft beer. Essentially my point in launching this podcast is to translate the friendly, intimate, fun conversations I experienced over a glass of craft beer in Amsterdam into my life back in the United States at Boston College. Every week I’ll have a guest or two on the show and we’ll sample some beer, review it in language everyone can understand and then just chat! I also want to demonstrate the accessibility of craft beer, something looked over by most college students. Lastly, craft beer is really about the people. Often, the breweries are comprised of a small staff who are proud of their production and more than happy to share in the conversation of craft beer with their customers. Because I am recording this podcast in Boston and this city–and the surrounding New England area–has a wealth of craft beer options, I will mostly stick to local libations. But if I change the recording location to New Jersey (my home state) or DC or even somewhere out west on a trip, I will change the beer accordingly. This podcast, though, is less so specifically about the beer and more about the fruitful conversation it can facilitate. Sure, you don’t need a glass of a delicious Pale Ale or a warming Stout, but it helps. That being said, you don’t need to know anything about craft beer to be a part of or listen to this podcast. As a college student there are still plenty of things I don’t know about the industry and I am certainly not an expert. I just enjoy the taste and the personal stories behind craft beer.