Thoughtful Pours

Drafting my thoughts on beer one pint at a time.

My name is Sarah; civil engineer by degree, self proclaimed beer enthusiast by passion. I’ve always had a knack for writing. There’s something about it that is so satisfying – kind of like sipping a cold brew on a hot summer day – that I’ve decided to take my thirst (pun intended) for learning all things beer and put it out there in the world. One thing I’ve noticed is the beer blog market is saturated with blogs that simply tell you how great this beer is or how cool that brewery is, but not many seem to tap into the history and science of what makes this delicious concoction. That’s where this blog is intended to stand out like a gose in a flight of pale lagers. My mission is to inspire curiosity and educate!

In July of 2016 I uprooted my life from central New York and moved to Charlotte, NC with my adorable side kick Mack. Boy, was I in for a treat when I found out how many breweries call the Queen City home! They seem to be popping up everywhere and with Asheville close by, there’s no end in sight to the amount of artfully crafted beers I have access to! So, follow me as I explore all the wonderful and different facets of beer. From history to styles, hop strains to chemistry, and of course my take on the brews I try (and brew!), I plan on diving in head first. Hopefully we’ll both learn a little something along the way and our love for beer will grow that much more!

Cheers to beer,