So there is a great article today on Forbes.com with a special feature called The Drink, edited by David M. Ewalt. This article has great link to the Forbes list for the World's Top Brewery Tours - and we're talking craft beer tours here.
You might also want to check out the "A Drink With..." section, where a variety of cool people were asked what their favorite drink was. The article features favorite drinks from Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Lorraine Bracco, and Jamie Oliver to name a few.
They featured some beer people like Rob Tod (met him) from Allagash, Garrett Oliver (who I finally met, by the way) from Brooklyn Brewing Company, Jim Koch (not met yet) from Sam Adams, W. Leo Kiley III -the Molson Coors CEO (probably won't meet ever), Geoff Lively from Rock Bottom and Dan Carey from New Glarus (awesome.)
Oh yeah and they also asked ME what my favorite drink was! I said a vodka and diet coke - PSYCHE! Click here to see The Drink special feature homepage. And click here to see what I said my favorite alcoholic drink was.
Also, a quick shout out to my girl Bonnie Graves, who is a sommelier (wine), consultant and author who was also featured!