Today is the birthday of Julie Radcliffe Atallah, co-owner of what was one of the nation’s premiere beer stores, Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. Unfortunately, they decided it was time to close the store last year. We took a family vacation to Asheville several years ago and got to know Julie and her husband Jason. They were great hosts and terrific ambassadors for the beer in their community. Julie is also among the elite twitterati within the beer world online and writes the Bruisin’ Ales Blog. Plus, we’re both from Pennsylvania. Join me in wishing Julie a very happy birthday.
Note: Many of these photos purloined from Facebook and other sources.