In this companion volume to the Long Island Beer Guide, Donavan Hall gives the full story of his first year as a professional beer writer.
Donavan decides to quit his day job and embark on a new... More > career as a craft beer adventurer. After relocating to Long Island from sunny Florida, Donavan gets back into homebrewing and meets Mike who takes him on his first beer adventure in Boston. Then Donavan travels to Baltimore to crawl the bars of Fells Point. He returns to hook up with Mike and Rich for a tour of Brooklyn. Then he hops on an airplane for the Pacific Northwest to experience really hoppy beer in its native habitat, followed by a jaunt to Denver. Then he's back on a plane bound (this time) for England; he's looking for Real Ale. Exhausted, Donavan tries to take his family on a vacation to Pennsylvania only to find a surfeit of brewpubs including the unique Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy. In the end Donavan returns home to New York with a clear vision of vocation as a beer evangelist.< Less
"Without Representation" is the second issue of The Angler, a magazine for drinkers, thinkers, and idlers. In this issue you'll find Donavan Hall's essay on politics, social democracy,... More > race relations, immigration, localism, and culture, as well as the first installment of his Long Island Notebook. There are essays on smoking by Peter J. French and Lin Yutang. Also, you'll find original fiction by Justin C. Witt, Charles D. Phillips, Jamie Iredell, Courtney Kelsch, and Mike Damascus.< Less
"Tales of Ordinary Idleness" is the premier issue of The Angler, a magazine for drinkers, thinkers, and idlers. Three times a year, editor/publisher, Donavan Hall, collects essays and... More > stories that celebrate the joyful life of an idler. In this issue you'll find Donavan Hall's essay on rambling, idling, fishing, reading, loafing, and living. Also, there is original fiction by Patrick Wood, Rosanne Griffeth, Andrew Reilly, and Russell Bittner.< Less