About Me

Joe FinoI am a homebrewer, craft beer lover, and serious beer geek. No, really. I’ve been denying it for a while. Yes, I love to talk about beer, drink beer, and brew beer but I’m not a beer snob and never considered myself a “beer geek.” I’ve seen those people and never thought I was one of them. They can be kind of annoying — that’s coming from someone who seriously loves talking about beer too! I won’t get into why I think these people can be annoying…let’s just move on.

I was recently speaking to a friend about beer and talking about all of the different aspects of beer and brewing that I’m into, and then it hit me — I’m a beer geek!

I’m a member of the Libation Association of Northern Maryland. In fact, I’m the Club Treasurer. I’m also the club representative to the Free State Homebrewer’s Guild, and an AHA member. As if brewing and being involved with the clubs wasn’t enough, I recently decided I wanted to obtain BJCP Certification. So I started taking classes to prep for the test to become a Certified Beer Judge. When you add all of these things up, you can only draw one conclusion: Beer Geek.

I guess admitting you have a problem is first step? One thing is for sure…I’m passionate about beer and I will always try to bring that passion to this site.