I provide photographs and coverage for Craft Beer Industry Publications, beer festivals and special events.
I started out as a homebrewer around 2005, first at a "Brew-on-Premises", then jumped right into all-grain batches at home. I quickly got involved in the beer industry through my friend and neighbor Jamie Magee, the publisher of the Yankee Brew News. I now contribute articles, attend beer events to provide reports and photographs of the events. You can usually find me carrying bundles of papers to the events.
Over the years, I've met so many people great in the brewing industry. Brewers, to me, are still "Rock Stars". Imagine doing what so many people do as a hobby and getting paid to do it! They may not be PAID like Rock Stars, maybe that's why they're so down to earth and approachable.
The people at Beer Fests truly make the event. Yes, the beer is why they're all there but being able to walk up to a complete stranger and say, "Hey, what is that you're drinking and what do you think of it?!" is a great way to meet new people and learn a something new.
I try to capture the fun and spontaneous moments at the fests. Mix a bunch of people that have a common interest (BEER!), brewers that are enthusuastic about their BEER and it's sure to be a good time!
© Fest Pics by Mike Johnson