A lot of time and effort went into the redesign and launch of my company’s new website, but it’s finally here. This is the second launch I have been a part of in my almost 7 years at the company, and the first one I can say I am actually proud of. Click through and look around if you want to learn about a mechanical engineering membership organization or read some articles on the topic.
I’m not sure I can sustain making this list for too much longer. I try way too many different beers and refuse to document most of them (if ONLY some sort of app existed to make documenting beers easy and efficient). This list was by far the toughest to compile yet. I know, I know, I say that every year; but as Larry Miller exclaimed in his classic bit… this time, I mean it. This year saw me travel to some great new breweries (Jester King, Suarez, Alchemist, Foam, and Aruba’s very own Fireson!), as well as venture back to some old favorites (J. Wakefield, Hill Farmstead, Cape May).
Last year, I went to Tennessee Tech University to document an engineering conference. Specifically, me and a colleague were charged with creating a web mini-series based around a student design competition. Click the image above or here to view the videos.
As 2017 shows itself out the door like a houseguest that’s overstayed it’s welcome, it’s time for one of my favorite exercises of the year. I have to say, last year’s list was much easier to compile. I definitely drank a ton of good beers this year, so I can’t really tell if the average quality of the beers I drank went up to the point that there were no standouts, or if 2016 was just a whale-hunting type of year. I did manage to get to some high-profile breweries this year again, including but not limited to: Cigar City, J. Wakefield, Bearded Iris, and the holy grail… Hill Farmstead, who honestly could have all 5 spots on this list if I was lazy (luckily I’m not). Either way, it was fun going through photos, jotting down names, being reminded of a certain beer or experience or hangout session or bottle share, and putting it into words. Here goes.
Episode 6 features my good buddy Scott Brennan, host of comedy nights in NJ and the Verbal Shenanigans podcast. We discuss brewery crushes, the growing beer and comedy scene, and our craft beer Mount Rushmore. Tons of fun in this one!
I discuss my lengthy hiatus from casting and all that came with it, and interview Mike Kane of Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, NJ.
I absolutely torched my best friend during my Best Man’s speech at his wedding, so I should have expected this. He did a killer job. Keeping people’s interest for 7+ minutes is NOT easy.
Thanks to my wedding photographer/friend/the man John Arcara, I was able to edit my own wedding video as a Christmas gift for my new wife. Pretty happy with how it came out. Showing it to her on Christmas and seeing her reaction made all the trouble and time it took 100% worth it.
Tom Verni is a voice that needs to be heard. Guy is crazy smart and offers many different perspectives on a ton of social issues. My buddy Scott Brennan and I got to interview him for way longer than anticipated, pretty much serving as his prep for CNN later that evening.