Today is also the 55th birthday of William Sysak, better known to the beer community as Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill’s massive tastings are the stuff of legends, and he’s now transported them — albeit on a smaller scale — to working at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro & Gardens. He has impeccable taste, be it in beer, wine, whiskey, cigars, what have you, and is one of the most fun people to taste with. He was working with Stone Brewing for a time, but more recently he’s in the process of starting his own brewery, co-founding Wild Barrel Brewing, in San Marcos, California, which is slated to open later this year. Join me in wishing Bill a very happy birthday.