I am starting a new podcast project, Dialogues of a Peculiar Character. I will be interviewing people in and around the craft beer industry, starting with local breweries and businesses in suburban Maryland, right outside of Washington, DC and soon following me as I travel throughout the rest of the state, the region and beyond.

Why the craft beer industry? I love beer--making it, reading about it, talking about it, and sharing it. I hope to translate that passion into engaging and thoughtful conversations with the people responsible for the beer I, and hopefully you, love. Whether you are a fellow home brewer, an enthusiast, or yourself part of the industry, I hope to find stories you will enjoy.

Why start near where I live? There are a lot of beer writers and even podcasters covering the greater DC area and Baltimore and not really any right around here. The Montgomery county beer scene is unique and growing at an astonishing pace. I want to learn more about it and I am sure I am not the only one.

The state, the region, and beyond? I am very proud of my local breweries. I love to travel and to find the spots wherever I go that the locals are proud of. As the project grows, I want to be able to expand the conversations I start with my hometown breweries to beer folks wherever I find them.

What's next? I need to record and produce the first few episodes. Stay tuned for more on that front soon. In the meantime, I wanted to write about this project to hopefully get a conversation going. I am experimenting with Patreon, something new to me as a creator, in hopes I can use it and other tools to gather a bit more support especially to support travel as part of this project. I have some ideas for rewards for patrons, let me know what you would like to see. Let me know too who you would like me to seek out for a great conversation.