Today is the 36th birthday of Colin Presby, former head brewer at Golden Avalanche Brewing in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. More recently, he became the fleet brewmaster or brew admiral of Carnival Cruise Lines. He grew up in nearby Reading, like me (although for me it was nearby Shillington) but I was very familiar with Kutztown (my first wife went to the University there and so did my great-grandfather). Colin and I haven’t met in person but were introduced online through a mutual friend — Maureen Ogle if memory serves — and have corresponded quite a few times since, and I suspect we’d be fast friends if I still lived in the area I affectionately refer to as Dutch Wonderland. Join me in wishing Colin a very happy birthday.
[NOTE: All photos purloined from Facebook.]