Today is the 39th birthday of the extraordinary Emily Sauter, who used to work at Two Roads Brewing as their Social Media and Communications Manager, where on Two Roads’ website she reveals an intense love of soup but an equally powerful dislike of broccoli. I wonder how broccoli soup fits in with that? She now spends most of her time studying for the Master Cicerone test, and working part-time at the Fox Farm Brewery, but at night dons the cape and cowl to draw Pints and Panels, her blog of beer reviews, done in a comic strip style, putting to good use her education from Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies. And her book, Beer is For Everyone!: Of Drinking Age, was published three years ago, and second is coming soon from Brewers Publications, titled “Hooray for Craft Beer!” Emily’s become one of my favorite people to hang out with at beer events, a kindred spirit. Join me in wishing Emily a very happy birthday.
And finally, couch trippin’ through the Lagunitas bottling line at the Beer Bloggers Conference in San Diego several years ago. Here’s me, Emily, and Fred Abercrombie, riding the sofa roller coaster.