liz beer toast1My name is Liz Nance and I love the craft beer industry.

In 2012, I was offered a job at Nantahala Brewing Company. Over the course of my three years there I would see a lot and learn even more. From brewery merchandise to social media, marketing, and eventually Vice President, I was given the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the craft beer industry as a whole. I had my hands in anything and everything.

{ “Making connections and relationships within the industry is important andbrew crew apparently as easy as a gentle reach out. Friends of friends prove that in craft beer it is indeed a small world – yet quickly growing, which makes the connections we make now even more important.” -from my notes taken in April 2015 CBC Portland, OR }

In October, I decided to step outside the office job and fall back into the taproom, so to speak. I am looking forward to trying new brews and meeting the people behind the craft. I want to use my love of creative writing to share what I have learned, and will learn, along the way.

T11931002_10153402550522107_3535490475338550658_ohe journey has begun. The southeast region is full of amazing breweries and I aim to try as many as I can. Here, I will write about my travel experiences, the people I meet, the beers I taste, and what I learn along the way. I also look forward to having a place to reminisce about past brewery visits and beer events. From small hometown beer fests to the Great American Beer Festival, in this industry, there’s always something to write about.

Cheers!

Liz Nance