Born in DC and raised in New York City, Jacob (Jake's) craft beer education began when his dad brought home a 6-pack of Brooklyn Lager in the mid-90s. It was love at first sip, and throughout college he would cheat on Natty Lite and Miller High Life with the occasional Pete's Wicked, Saranac, and Shipyard. He’s been fortunate enough to live in Maine (Allagash and Shipyard) and Michigan (Bells, Founders, New Holland, and Jolly Pumpkin), has visited breweries on four continents, and would love to help you mash in. A Cicerone.org Certified Beer Server, he lives in Brookland with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Interests include real ale, obscure hops, session beers, pairing beer with food, and the effects of globalization on beer styles. You can reach him on twitter @jacobsberg.
Favorite beers include Schlafly Kolsch, Great Lakes Dortmunder, Orval, Founders Breakfast Stout, Cuvee De Ranke, Ballast Point Sculpin, Stillwater Premium, Franklin’s Stonehenge Dark Mild, local IPAs and a rotating cast of thousands.