When I’m not teaching or writing, I’m usually talking about, thinking about, and/or drinking beer. I'm a homebrewer, a ranked beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program, and a Certified Cicerone® (which is basically the beer world's equivalent of a sommelier).

Sometimes I'm even writing about beer. From 2017-2019 I was a bimonthly columnist for Bellingham Alive magazine, and I am an occasional contributor to the Bellingham Tap Trail website. Below are the pieces I've written.