My name is Oliver Gray. I am a technical writer by day, beer drinker by night, and apprentice to a powerful wizard whose name must not be mentioned for mystical and legal reasons. I hold an MA in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins, which grants me student-debt related superpowers.
I brew, drink, and write about beer, preferably in that order. I don’t review beers; I appraise them. This blog is just like Antiques Road Show, except all of the appraisers are drunk, making puns about diastatic power and lupulin.
I’m also a journeyman of the fine craft of wordsmithing. I’m still many hammer blows away from reforging the shards of Narsil, but I’m committed to squeezing the bellows and tending the forge. If I’m not waxing incoherent about beer, I’ll be discussing writing, drafting, revision, and archaism of diction.
A fellow blogger (and very talented writer) Elizabeth Marro managed to put up with me long enough to cobble together a delightful interview. If you’d care to know more about why I do the things I do and write the things I write, I highly suggest reading her piece, because she said it way better than I ever could.
The vast majority of the photos here were taken by me and are thus, technically, mine. If you want to use them in a blog post, I love to share, but a link back or photo credit is required. If you want to buy a photo for use in a commercial product or service, please contact me using one of the methods below. Please don’t steal my pictures. It’s not very nice and turns me into Hulk-Oliver.
If you would like to contact me (for whatever reason) feel free to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me in the various other places where you can find people: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
If you’re still convinced I’m just some beer-sipping, keyboard-flitting robot, here’s video proof of my humanity, thanks to Josh over at Short On Beer: