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07.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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TEACHINGS FROM THE TAP: LIFE LESSONS FROM OUR YEAR IN BEER

 For many people, traveling to new places often includes a visit to the local pub or brewery.  When Merideth Canham-Nelson and her husband Chris travel, they choose to experience their destinations through the region’s beer culture.  The first beer travel book authored by a female, Teachings From The Tap: Life Lessons From Our Year in Beer is Meredith’s first-hand account of her beer adventures.  After nearly 2O years of visiting breweries as a hobby, Merideth Canham-Nelson and her husband Chris embarked on a year-long journey to discover the world through beer culture.  Aiming to fulfill their fantasy of becoming professional beer travelers, the couple spent a year visiting a major beer event or destination each month.  Narrated in the first person, the book is a detailed account with one-of-a-kind stories that cover the range of emotions created by interesting encounters and new experiences.  Their epic adventure included three hundred pints of beer, ninety breweries, seven countries, four of the world’s best beer festivals, and of course, life lessons.  It is written to appeal to beer enthusiasts and hobby travelers alike. The author is one of the most experienced female beer travelers in the world, having visited over 7OO breweries in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia.  The beer exploits of Merideth and her husband are chronicled through travelogues and videos on the website thebeergeek.com. Teachings from the Tap is also available on the website and at amazon.com.  Suggested retail is $16.

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