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Welcome to Potable Pastime. Thanks for stopping by!

A little about me – I’m a beer geek/craft beer evangelist and aficionado of fine spirits, cocktails (especially Tiki drinks!), and wine. I like to play bartender at home (but be warned – I’ve been told I make strong and sometimes tart drinks!). I’ve been brewing beers and meads for a number of years, and am especially fond of making American-style (west coast)  IPAs and Bavarian-style wheat beers. Beyond my own brewing, I enjoy sampling a wide variety of beer styles.

As for spirits, I’m a fan of 100% agave tequila (blancos are my favorites), have really started exploring the world of rums, and do also enjoy gin, single malt scotch (Islay and sherried in particular), and bourbon.

In the wine department, I tend to like big, dry, tannic reds a lot, but also appreciate a good white wine on occasion.

Here you’ll find my reviews and tasting notes for beers, spirits, and wines, as well as select cocktail recipes. Hope you enjoy!


4 thoughts on “About

  1. Page David says:

    I produce the show Beer Geeks hosted by Michael Ferguson, the first nationally syndicated show celebrating the world of craft beer. And I’m writing to ask for your help.

    As great as the show is (we’ve just been nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Culinary Program up against the big boys like Bobby Flay and Anthony Bourdain), generating revenue to produce the series remains a struggle. We are committed to shooting season two and are trying to fund the shooting of one episode through Kickstarter. Which means we need to get the word out (and quickly, since we are on a 30 day Kickstarter deadline).

    It would be a great help if you could please pass the word along to anyone and everyone you know — through your blogs, email lists, websites, any way you can help us reach as many beer lovers as possible. Please direct everyone to our Kickstarter site via this web address:

    By doing this, you can be a big part of helping us continue to get the word out about the great craft beer community. And we appreciate the assistance very, very much.

    And we’d love you to do a feature about us as well!



    David Page
    Page Productions

  2. Hi!
    I work for a small brewery called MobCraft Beer based out of Madison, WI. We are a crowdsourced brewery, brewing a different batch each month based off the crowds ideas.

    Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or want to learn more about MobCraft!

    Rianne Lund
    Marketing Coordinator
    MobCraft Beer Inc.

    We turn ideas into beer
    Vote on this months batch at mobcraftbeer.com

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