Wow - I'm flattered. My time has finally come, ha ha. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I haven't checked my e-mail all weekend.
I live in Somers NY with the best wife in the world, Sue & 3 great kids, Erica, Louis & Stephanie. I've always been a fan of craft beers since they hit the scene in the early 80's, but things really got rolling once Captain Lawrence Brewery opened in Pleasantville NY (20 minutes from my house) & I met Scott Vaccaro. He taught me a lot about beer, the process, & encouraged me to home brew. Then, I received my first Mr.Beer kit from my brother Ron as a birthday gift 3 years ago & now I've made over 110 batches! I've been in the printing/labeling business all my life, so naturally I began to label all my brews, becoming "The Beer Label Man" on the borg & having a ton of fun with it. I always say, "A good label makes bad beer taste better & good beer becomes 5 star!" The people on the borg are the best. I've met a few & they're all great guys, very helpful, always with awesome advice. My family & friends love my brews so much I have an annual brew party & then a tasting party when the beer is done. This year, I had the ultimate beer experience as a server at the GABF & hope to meet more of you there this coming year!
What is your favorite beer?
My favorite beer is Alesmith IPA followed closely by Green Flash IPA - I love the West Coast IPA's.
Who would you most like to share a beer with?
The living person I'd most like to share a beer with would be Hugh Hefner at his house of course. As for someone who has passed, I'd have to say Curly from the 3 Stooges. Can you imagine how much fun would that be?
Thanks for the honor. Cheers & Happy New Year to everybody!