Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast to be released October 23

Craft Beer Country blog fans and followers: the first of my four Craft Beer Country books and its dust jacket (shown below) are finally finished. The official release date is Oct. 23, but I will have advance copies in late September/early October for book signings in Cannon Beach, Portland, Eugene … Read More

Hitting the Jackpot at Brasserie St. James in Reno, Nevada

Someone recently tried to tell me that craft beer would never make it in Reno, Nevada because everyone in town is into the big brands like Coors and Bud. Statements like that make me immediately doubt the credibility of the source and call “bullshit”. Just the week before, I visited … Read More

Paradise by the Pint: Maui Brewing Company (Partial Chapter)

Approximately 2,513 miles northeast of Kihei, Maui in frigid Albany, Oregon, I excitedly unwrap a hefty-sized gift on Christmas morning. By its shape and weight, I boldly predict that I’m the newest member of some beer of the month club. But as I tear away the festive paper, what greets … Read More


Hi! I’m Kirk Richardson, and I’m immersed in the craft beer scene. As an long-time food and beverage writer, there’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing stories about the world’s great independent breweries and the creative minds behind one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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