I am currently the manager of the Home Brew Department at the South Royalton Market, South Royalton, Vermont. I was manager of the Home Brew Shop at the Seven Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, for about 8 years in the late 90's and early '00's. I co-wrote the Seven Barrel Brewery Brewers' Handbook with the late Greg Noonan, and I am the author of North American Clonebrews.
I was a feature writer and regular columnist for Brew Your Own Magazine for a number of years. I have been brewing my own beer and making mead, wine and cyder since 1990. I am also a National Beer Judge, certified by the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program). In addition to all that (!) I hold a PhD in French and spent about 20 years of my life as a high school French teacher...
I brew about once a week, pretty much year-round. Generally I brew all-grain, but will occasionally brew with extracts when experimenting with yeasts or exotic ingredients. When I am not brewing, racking or bottling, I am writing a series of historical novels. I am a life-long New Englander, so naturally I am a huge Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins fan.
Please visit my website, vthomebrewguru.com