Fuggles: A beer zine

I write a quarterly zine about craft beer. It’s half size, staple-bound, and usually 24 pages. It features beer reviews, cellar reviews, travel stories, beer photography, brewery visits, reviews of beer books, and the occasional silly list. It has lots of text, but also features a bunch of full color photography. It’s very cleanly formatted and assembled.

I am a Certified Cicerone®, and I lead a monthly beer class & tasting series, as well as other professional tasting events. Beer is a pretty big part of my life!

Currently, you can pick up copies of Fuggles for $3.50 at Quimby’s in both Chicago and New York City, and online at Sweet Candy Distro or at my Etsy shop.


fuggles-sample-cover-1Issue #1: Summer 2016

Contents (20 pages):
– Cellar reviews of Three Floyds Blot Out the Sun, The Bruery Rueuze, Victory Moon Glow, & Ballast Point Victory at Sea
– Book reviews of Beer for All Seasons by Randy Mosher & The Best Beer in the World by Mark Dredge
– Beer reviews of New Belgium Tart Lychee, Victory Dirtwolf, & Upland StOAKed
– A Lower Great Lakes Desert Island 6-Pack list
– A guide to Using All Five Senses to Evaluate a Beer
– A travel story from Bruges, Belgium


fuggles-issue-2-coverIssue #2: Fall 2016

Contents (24 pages):
– Cellar reviews of Epic Brewing Elder Brett, Boulevard The Sixth Glass, & Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otoño
– Book reviews of Cookies & Beer by Jonathan Bender & The Beer Geek’s Handbook by Patrick Dawson
– Beer reviews of Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison, Upland Hopsynth, New Belgium Tart Lychee (yeah, I know – this got reprinted accidentally from the 1st issue), Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout, Wittekerke Wild, Dogfish Head Biere de Provence, Midnight Sun TREAT, & Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin
– A travel story from Grand Marais, Michigan
– An extensive, six-page guide to Bruges, Belgium
– A story about our 2016 Oktoberfest


Issue #3: Winter 2017 

Contents (24 pages):
– Cellar review of Rivertown Ojos Negros, Rockmill Saison Noir, Deschutes Jubel, & a three-year vertical of Unibroue La Fin du Monde
– Book reviews of The Brewer’s Tale by William Bostwick, The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein, & The Comic Book Story of Beer by Jonathan Hennessey, Mike Smith, & Aaron McConnell
– Beer reviews of four Schlafly stout variants, Mikkeller Spontancarrot, & two barrel-aged variants of Cervesa del Montseny Mala Vida
– Travel stories from Montreal, Quebec, & Cantillon in Brussels, Belgium
– My favorites beers of 2016
– A guide to going to a brewery taproom or beer bar for the first time
– A story about my first time having Russian River’s famed Pliny the Elder
– An interview with Fiction Beer Company in Denver, Colorado