Andrew Nations, co-editor for DC Beer.com —Washington, D.C.'s premier site for news on 'craft' beer, is leaving the Washington, D.C., area.
But the Nation's Capital's loss will be Louisiana's gain.
Nations has announced plans to open a brewery in Shreveport.
In a few days’ time, I will pack my home into a truck and drive 1,200 miles south to my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana with the intent of starting the first production brewery in the area since Prohibition.
My wife and I want to bring a little bit of what we love about the DC beer culture back to our hometown and join a handful of others who are already well underway in shaping craft beer in Louisiana.
—DCBeer.com 28 August 2012.
Mr. Nations has been an integral part of DC Beer.com, almost from its beginnings, initially as a writer for founder Mike Dolan. The site's success and influence has been in no small measure due to Mr. Nations' efforts. The greater Washington, D.C., area good-beer scene will miss his advocacy.
On a personal note, I bid farewell to a good friend in beer —and a friend in deed. I anticipate the day, soon, when I can visit Shreveport and hoist pints with Lindsey and Andrew —their pints.
Until a website is created, follow news of the brewery on Twitter: @drinkrealbeer.