Besides being a diehard beer lover, I’m also a gemologist by trade. I grew up in Southern California collecting rocks as a kid. After spending the last two decades working in the jewelry industry in many capacities from retail sales to corporate buying, quality control to independent appraising, I have settled down to the Pacific Northwest.
This website adventure began in 2013 when I moved to beautiful, pristine Washington State. I accepted a job with a jewelry e-commerce company located in Seattle and soon discovered that besides talented artists and jewelry craftsman, Washington was a mecca for beer enthusiasts. At the time Washington had over 200 breweries (ranked among the top ten states for craft breweries per capita) and I had a dream — visit them all! Along the way I made some new friends, many with equally interesting stories to tell.
So welcome to BeerNBling.com (a mostly beer blog). Hope you enjoy the interviews, personal accounts, funny quips, priceless pictures, bucket list pursuits and random shenanigans.
Just follow your taste buds and see where is takes you…Cheers! Prost!