Today is the 40th birthday — The Big 4-O — 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 works 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 she’s written and drawn two books, Beer is For Everyone!: Of Drinking Age, and Hooray for Craft Beer!” Emily is one of my favorite people to hang out with at beer events, a kindred spirit. Join me in wishing Emily a very happy birthday.