What’s The Buzz About the Beer Beat?

Writing about beer and alcohol can be your bread and butter. Find out more from those in the beverage (and food) beat.


Courtney Iseman (participating via Zoom). 

Courtney Iseman is a Brooklyn-based writer and copywriter who specializes on craft beer, food, music, travel, culture, and lifestyle. Her reporting has appeared in VinePair, Good Beer Hunting, Craft Beer & Brewing, PUNCH, Wine Enthusiast, Huffington Post, Delish, Kerrang!. She writes a monthly beer column for Decibel Magazine

Beth Demmon (participating via Zoom).

Beth Demmon is a San Diego- based writer & journalist who reports on food and drink. She specializes on craft beer & cider, travel, arts, and culture. Her reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Saveur, Playboy, VICE, Civil Eats, Food & Wine, VinePair, Good Beer Hunting, San Diego Magazine, and more.

Jaqueline Cain

Jacqueline Cain is a freelance writer and editor of The Food Lens. She contributes regularly to Boston magazine, Edible Boston, Boston.com, America’s Test Kitchen, and other outlets. She is the former deputy food editor at Boston magazine, and has also been a taproom bartender, restaurant manager, and a rural newspaper reporter in Vermont.


Robert Cole, Ph.D., RWU

Robert Cole, is a Professor of Communication Studies at RWU. His research interests center on the social construction of our socio-cultural and personal identities. Devoted to the academic study of Beer, he’s the founder and faculty leader of study abroad courses that explore the beer culture of Germany, Belgium, and France.

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