Q&A: Discussing Ghost Beers and Cartoon Labels With Gigantic Brewing (@PasteMagazine)

“An industrial area full of warehouses situated far off the beaten path might seem an odd area to setup a brewery and taproom, but it seems to be working for the folks at Gigantic Brewing Company, as their brewery has managed to turn their forgotten corner Portland into a happening hotspot for area craft beer enthusiasts.

In the short time since Gigantic first opened its doors, brewers and co-owners Ben Love and Van Havig have generated serious buzz for their small-scale brewery. Their ever-rotating array of limited edition one-off brews showcases the broad range of big ideas and bold flavors the duo have on tap. We recently caught up with Love to pick his brain about everything from the brewery’s beautiful comic-style label art to his take on craft beer’s booming heyday.”

Check out the full Q&A Interview here at Paste Magazine.

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Full Scale (Building the Real Millennium Falcon) Feature (@The Magazine)


Super stoked to announce my first contribution to The Magazine is now live! I wrote this fun piece about a group of seriously dedicated Star Wars enthusiasts working to build a full-scale replica of the Millennium Falcon using crowdsourcing online. There’s a touching and funny love story woven throughout the piece too. If you haven’t heard about The Magazine, it’s a very cool site/app that runs a slew of interesting articles every two weeks. ABSOLUTELY worth paying $1.99 a month to subscribe – which also gives you access to all of the back issues.

Here’s the article!

Kickstarted Beer: The Craft of Crowdsourcing a Brewery (@ Draft Magazine)


“The craft beer industry is the latest to benefit from the recent crowdfunding boom: Websites like Kickstarter let anyone pledge financial support to help creative entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition. In exchange, backers get access to unique rewards for their patronage. Music, publishing, and film industry projects are popular draws on the platform, and now the craft brewing community is getting in on the action…”

Check out the full article here at Draft Magazine.

8 Apps for Surviving Holiday Hell

“Each year, the last week in December brings joy, camaraderie, and goodwill to lots of people around the world, but the holidays don’t always go as smoothly as we anticipate. For those times when everything goes to absolute hell and the best-laid plans fall apart, you’d be surprised how easily a few thoughtful apps can turn things around. Whether you’re stranded en route to your family gathering, ready to throttle you loved ones, or dealing with a kitchen nightmare, we’ve got your app 911 right here.”

Check out the full article here at Mac|Life.

 

8 Awesome Geeky iPad Gifts (@MacLife)

“Still scrambling to wrap-up your holiday shopping craziness and can’t quite find the perfect gift for that favorite geeky person in your life? Don’t fret. We’ve got our fingers on the pulse of the coolest nerdy tech around. From the crazy to the clever, here’s a saucy selection of iPad gift geekery that’s bound to titillate that special someone who takes their iOS addiction very seriously.”

Check out the full article here at Mac|Life.

10 Years of Xbox Live Feature (@OXM)

So awhile back I spent a solid month working the second of two massive print features for Official Xbox Magazine – about a dozen interview and several solid days of writing later, I wrapped up a massive 10-page piece on the 10 year annivesary of Xbox Live. That piece was published in the Holiday 2012 issue of OXM (on pg 36) alongside a few smaller pieces I wrote for the issue, which just hit newsstands. Psyched! This is my second big print feature for the mag – I wrote a similarly epic length article on how to get a gig in different areas of the gaming industry that ran in the Nov. 2012 issue. I’m pretty stoked, so I figured I’d share. Thanks!

8 Apps for Autumn Nature Watching (@MacLife)

“For those of us who live up north, that crisp fall air is already starting to slowly creep in as the days and nights grow cooler. Summer is winding down, but one of the best things about the impending changing of seasons is the gorgeous blasts of color that will soon spread across the lush natural terrain as the trees transform and shed their leaves. It’s a beautiful time of year. Whether you’re already in the thick of it or prepping for a trek to scope out some beautiful autumn vistas, here’s a great collection of apps for your inner leaf peeper.”

Check out the full round-up here at Mac|Life.