Ever since my now-husband and I started dating almost 13 years ago, my family's party line when we get together for a meal is that we'll crack open a bottle of wine "…and a beer for Dan." It's always been the addendum to the conversation—that since he's a baseball-loving, road-tripping, all-American guy, my husband is a de facto beer drinker, and his artsy, food-focused wife sticks to wine.
Let's set the record straight once and for all. I'm Casey, a food writer who, yes, loves wine. (And cocktails!) But these days, it's beer that truly excites me. Just as my interest in food has grown from a hobby into an all-consuming career, my relationship with craft brews has likewise blossomed from a flirty crush into full-on love. I'm bowled over by the creativity of craft brewers taking a centuries-old tradition and giving it new life in the 21st century. And I'm ready to share my love for beer with you here in a biweekly column.