The Beer Traveler – Pittsburgh, PA

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The taproom @ Church Brew Works

By Cal Meacham

Sunday night I arrived back in Orlando from a 15 hour car ride, with several bottles and growlers in tote.  Back from a beautiful city filled with steel bridges, fresh fish markets and a blossoming craft beer scene.  It was a great reminder that craft beer is exploding and bringing together all sorts of different people, with the common love of a good pint. Continue reading

7 Questions with Adam Norwest


by Ryan Meehan

Adam Norwest was born with the ability to make people laugh. He began performing professional improv comedy at the age of 13, and just a few years later stepped into the stand-up spotlight. In a short period of time Norwest was featured on “Comcast on Demand”, and cable TV’s “Man Up, Stand Up”. In 2012, Adam was named “CMT’s Next Big Comic”.  The Seattle Native uses his energetic style and natural confidence onstage to make his stories about dating, his family, and looking so young not only funny, but relatable and engaging as well. Adam mixes his clever material in with crowd interaction for a truly memorable experience.  Adam currently resides in Seattle, WA, and can be seen performing in clubs and colleges across the country. In 2012, he released a CD that is now available on iTunes and he’s our guest today in 7 Questions.     Continue reading

7 Questions with Duane Goad



by Ryan Meehan

Comedian Duane Goad has entertained audiences all over the U.S and Canada with his quick, sarcastic and hilarious brand of comedy. Whether he’s tackling subjects like relationships and family life, or today’s trending topics in pop culture, he’s a comic everyone can enjoy and no one should miss. When he’s not busy headlining his own shows. Duane has been seen as the opening act for such comedians as Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr and Maria Bamford to name a few. In 2012, he was also the opening act for music superstars The Jacksons on their ‘Unity Tour’. As an actor, Duane has been seen in commercials for The FX Network, Ford and Microsoft. He co-starred in the independent comedy ‘Hello. My Name is Dick Licker’ and the short film ’80s Ending’ seen on the Comedy Central series ‘Atom Films Presents…’ Duane has also been featured on the wildly popular Seattle-based sketch comedy show ‘The 206′. Recently, Duane has been a contributing writer and voice over talent for MSN-TV. His work on shows like ‘In Pictures’ and ‘Nerdology’ combined, have had over 22 million viewers. Duane is also part of The Podaholics Comedy Network hosting his own weekly show ‘The Goadcast with Duane Goad’, and he’s also our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with Greg Behrendt


by Ryan Meehan and Andy Round

Greg Behrendt should be known for many things. He’s a brilliant lifelong comedian who accidentally became the best selling co author of the inescapable He’s Just Not That Into You. He was the host of the oddly named Greg Behrendt Show, the musical force behind America’s instrumental surf and ska combo the Reigning Monarchs, and the foremost collector of small glass pig figurines or (“pigurines”). It is because of all these unique, memorable accomplishments that he is singularly recognized worldwide as That Guy From That Thing! He is also the co-host of the popular podcast “Walking the Room” with fellow comedian Dave Anthony. Enjoy him in person or at a great distance but enjoy him just the same, and check him out today as our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with Maryellen Hooper


by Ryan Meehan

A veteran in the world of stand-up, Maryellen Hooper’s comedy has taken her from clubs and colleges to theaters and television. She’s appeared on “The Dennis Miller Show”, “The Martin Short Show”, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and has had her own ½ hour special on Comedy Central called “Lounge Lizards”. In 1998, the comedy industry awarded Maryellen “Female Comedian of the Year” at the American Comedy Awards.  A physical, story-teller, Maryellen’s act is an ever-evolving story about her life as a woman, wife and mother. Never crude or offensive, her accounts of life’s little annoyances leave audiences exhausted from laughter. From home repairs on her family’s “Fixer Upper” to colicky babies, no story is too sacred to share with her audiences.   Maryellen just taped her latest stand-up special, “Stinky Flowers” which will air this fall.  The special is based on her stories about Wifedom and Mommyhood from her hugely popular blog, Stinky Flowers.  We are pleased to have her as our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading