Her bylines include National Geographic, CNN, The Daily Beast, AFAR, Atlas Obscura, and DAME Magazine among others. Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and educator. His websites are Alcademics, CocktailSafe, and CocktailGreen. You can also find him on instagram.com/alcademics and twitter.com/alcademics. Brian Petro, a native of the great state of Ohio, found himself in the town of Dayton after graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His path has wound through the design, education, and restaurant industries, all of them adding a little something to the overall flavor of his creative endeavors.
Born in New York with a lust for travel and to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries around the world. He loves his dog Garret Oliver and wears Red to proudly represent Rutgers Sports. Lenny’s Artisanal Ales are a staple at pretty much every craft watering hole in Berlin, by virtue of the consistently sterling quality of their beers. Since it was around 74 degrees the entire weekend, the last thing I was looking for was a dark beer, and yet I couldn’t resist the Belizean Chocolate Cherry Porter (8.2% ABV) when I saw it on offer at their stall. The very balanced Baltic porter actually turned out to be very refreshing thanks to its gossamer cherry finish. Tickets are $40 advance at .allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/columbia-sc or $50 at the gate.
Rinku Bhattacharya loves all things spice and writes the blog Spice Chronicles. She is the author of three cookbooks, including The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles and Spices and Seasons. Rinku can be found online on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pete Slosberg started home brewing in 1979, the year it became legal. He went on to start Pete’s Brewing Company and created the iconic Pete’s Wicked Ale.
She enjoys sharing articles on various topics and dreams of writing a bestseller one day. Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, and editor; co-host of the Macabre Traveler podcast; and editor of the Kitchen Witch Newsletter. She is currently dreaming of an around-the-world trip with her Boston terrier. Check out her website at jenniferbillock.com, and follow her on Twitter @jenniferbillock and Instagram @jenniferjoanbillock. Christine Clark is a professional cheese and beverage nerd. She is a Certified Cheese Professional by the American Cheese Society.
Her writing has been published in Cheese Connoisseur, Wine Enthusiast, and Hemispheres, and she blogs at Tangled Up In Food. Rebecca Treon is a Denver-based food, travel, and lifestyles writer. Born and raised in Colorado, she’s also a fluent Spanish speaker. She has visited Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, our food staff swears by England, Ireland, Holland, and Argentina and half the states. Rebecca has written for publications like BBC Travel, Huffington Post, Thrillist, Hemispheres, and many others. She’s worked as an editor at American Bungalow and DiningOut and is a correspondent for Denver & the West for Time Out.