We’re two brothers separated by 2,500 miles of America and united by a love of beer and whiskey.
Jim is the beer geek, with a true passion for big character beers and the brewers with the guts to make them. He also writes about craft beer for the Today Show’s website and FSR Magazine, a glossy restaurant industry publication.
Don is the whiskey guy, with a palate like fine food critic and a love for all things whiskey; the history, the distilling process, and the drinking. Especially the whiskey drinking! He also has opened the Idaho Hop House, a craft beer mecca in Nampa, Idaho.
Beer & Whiskey Brothers is our chance to celebrate the amazing variety of really special brews and batches that continue to emerge at a wonderfully rapid pace, and to talk about life as beer and whiskey lovers just trying to keep up with it all.
In the mix you will get to know both of us and how we are alike and how we are different. Quick list of differences:
1) Jim is more liberal, Don is more conservative
2) Jim is on the East Coast in New Jersey, Don is out west in Idaho
3) Jim is more metrosexual, Don is more of a gun totin’, flannel wearin’ redneck
4) Jim is skinny, Don is fat
Beyond that we have the same parents, we’re both married, we both have families and houses with mortgages, and we both pay our taxes. We can promise you that you will not agree with us all the time, hell we don’t even agree with each other half the time, but we always try to make the site fun and enjoyable, and maybe even a little informative.
Enjoy the blog and feel free to share your opinion. Making new friends is the best part of doing this. Well that and having a good excuse to buy lots of beer and whiskey!
Don & Jim