All About Beer Magazine - Volume 29, Issue 1
March 1, 2008 By

How did this all come about? Well, I wrote about the beginnings of that on these pages, in the January 1991 issue of All About Beer Magazine:

“Did I ever tell you about my friend Scott Birdwell? He owns a beermaking supply shop in Houston, TX called DeFalco’s. A couple years ago I called him and suggested that I should do a tasting of beer and chocolate as entertainment for the Dixie Cub Homebrew Judges, and that he should pay my way to that fine city for that and other deviousness. I had no idea as to how he would react. Amazingly, he immediately accepted. Scott has never been accused of sanity. One meets strange fellows in this business, but then, I reflected that sanity is merely an agreed-upon convention to separate us from them (whoever they are). Anyway, we did that chocolate and beer tasting, and it was a great success. One might even say I’ve become famous for such nonsense.”