I'm Paul. I come to DCBeer with an eye for regulatory issues, and while the financial draw of the beer and blogging profession are strong, I try to keep it real by holding down an office gig. I'm from Portage, Michigan, and was never subjected to "cheap" beer - Bell's Oberon and Two Hearted Ale were among the first beers I ever had and are still beer-drinking benchmarks. I started homebrewing after college at the University of Michigan and took my expertise to Chicago, where I focused by legal education on small business issues and sustainability in the brewing industry. After getting that second degree, I was a brewer before moving to DC.
Favorite beers depend on the season, but here are a few: Bell's Hopslam, Two Hearted Ale, Bluejacket Forbidden Planet, DC Brau Pils, Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, Port City Porter