Category Archives: Life in the 50s

At VinePair on Pilsners

Pilsners Are an Elegant Outlier to the Craft Beer Hype Machine words: MARTIN JOHNSON     Pilsners have one of the most dynamic backstories in beer. The style was developed in the Czech village of Pilsen in the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on Susan Fales Hill

I miss the old WSJ Greater NY section. Uptown Girl Turns Writer About Town By Martin Johnson Updated July 27, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Parties to launch first novels are often hard-scrabble affairs in spartan settings serving inexpensive wine. But … Continue reading

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From the Archives, Three WSJ Stories on Craft Beer in NYC

In 2014, I had the amazing good fortune to write about the then nascent (now burgeoning) craft beer scene for an amazing editor at an amazing outlet.  These are those stories. When I’m not in the food biz, I work … Continue reading

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The Rebranding Project

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 15. Friday Night Lights

Aisle 2, Episode 15.  Sometimes I think work is my religion.  Sometimes I think determination is. Here is it at Medium https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-episode-15-friday-night-lights-b0ec5926b9d0

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like. Episode 14 My Body My Self

Ah, the vagaries of aging, resisting it, and toxic workplaces.  All of it contained here. Yes, at Medium View at Medium.com

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 13 Dreams Die Hard

Am I still really a journalist?  Are my dreams still legit or just a foolish fantasy.  More existential musings amid the craft beer aisle of a New York City fancy grocery store. It’s at Medium   View at Medium.com  

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