LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Hi Readers, Welcome back after a month’s hiatus. Thank you for reading and for your continued support.
This February, we’ve selected our twelve to watch in 2012’s craft beer industry (pages 10- 11). A feature like this normally runs in the January issue, but since that was our vacation month, we had the added benefit of seeing who shot out of the blocks in the new year before finalizing the list. I wish we could’ve included more, but it only grows by one spot annually.
Coming up is our tasting event with Sid from Best Damn Beer Shop, set for February 25th at Downtown Johnny Brown’s. Beer geeks: Sid has put together the most insane list of barrel- aged beers I’ve ever seen, and “the secret keg” will not disappoint. West Coaster IPA, brewed by our friends at Hess Brewing, will make a guest appearance at 7 p.m., and tasters from the keg and the cask are free for event-goers. Come on down and drink excellent beer, and while you’re at it, wish West Coaster columnist/brewer/cool-dude Sam Tierney a Happy Birthday!
And last but not least, if you have any suggestions for how we can improve West Coaster, please let us know. You won’t hurt our feelings. We are here to serve you, and your input is always highly appreciated. I enjoy reading your e-mails, so send away to ryan@westcoast- ersd.com
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