IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: A Beer Scholar Ahead of His Time

Long before beer menus competed with wine lists for space at the fancier spots around town, Sam Merritt saw a niche that needed filling: beer education.

Long before beer menus competed with wine lists for space at the fancier spots around town, Sam Merritt saw a niche that needed filling: beer education.  With an ever increasing supply of great craft beers flooding the market, and not enough well informed servers, Merritt took it upon himself to train others on the art of beer, which includes everything from how to properly maintain the draught tap lines to what beer to pair with what food. 

Read the story for more on the city’s first scholar of beer.

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