Who I am:
What I do:
I have an associates degree in culinary arts and a bachelors degree in business. I have spent a good bit of my time studying preservation techniques (including fermentation). This also includes how preservation has affected culture.
I have been an active home brewer for a few years now (over 4). In that time I have become a competition brewer (winning medals up to gold (still working on a best of show)). Much of my equipment I have either built myself or fabricated ways for premade stuff to integrate into my set up.
In my view there is no such thing as bad beer (unless you refer to mistreated and/or infected beer). There are beers that I do not care for, just as there are beers you do not care for. But I will always defend your right to drink what you enjoy (unless you are sitting next to me, then you better expect that I am going to poke and jab at you for your funky choice).
On the other hand there are really bad business practices by breweries that I will call attention to. Essentially my real outlook is "hate the company, not the beer."