Seven years ago, I began writing about craft beer for the Wall Street Journal (nothing like starting at the top!) Over the course of three articles, linked here, I chronicled the early days of the New York City craft beer boom. Then in a 2016 bloodletting, the section I wrote those articles for, was reduced from 16 pages daily to two, and my editor was laid off. After that I blogged about the NYC beer scene for the website to the TV show Beer Geeks, wrote briefly for an Eater subsection, Drinks, and did a few stories for VinePair.
Last year, I was in a Twitter thread with my former Vine Pair editor (she had moved on to Wine Enthusiast), about the health of craft beer during the economy. Suddenly she sent me an email asking if I wanted to write for WE. Well, yes. These are the stories we’ve done so far.
This is on the craft beer business survives the pandemic.
This one is on the rise of sour beers
And this piece wonders if IPA freshness is overblown (it is by a tad).
There will be more.