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About Jason Ley

Ley, pronounced (/lā/), stopped chasing the cliché American Dream in 2015 to live smarter, travel more, and transition professionally into the world of craft beer. He’s a Certified Beer Server, with his palate-in-training to become a Certified Cicerone®. He's the CEO of Better Drinking Culture, and also the creator, writer, producer, and host of Modern Ahabs, a non-staged reality TV show about craft beer enthusiasts chasing their bucket list beers. Connect at jasonley.com and @jasonley.
Latest Posts | By Jason Ley
Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona
1 week ago

Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona

For Steve Siciliano, proprietor of Siciliano’s Market (perhaps West Michigan’s most well-respected bottle shop and homebrewing supply store), admitting failure acknowledges how seriously close he was to giving up—and how …
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CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE: A MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE
2 weeks ago

CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE: A MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE

“Networking” is a cliché excuse to get a paid “vacation” and drink a bunch of beer with your industry buddies, but it’s clear that there’s sincere value in being able …
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Winter Beer Fest ’18: Flooded, but Not Washed Up
3 months ago

Winter Beer Fest ’18: Flooded, but Not Washed Up

The Michigan Brewers Guild’s Winter Beer Fest was (understandably) pushed back one week due to local flooding of the Grand River. With knee-jerk reactions on social media, and many shots …
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Do You Even Cellar Beer, Bro?
4 months ago

Do You Even Cellar Beer, Bro?

We’ll admit, on occasion, it’s really good to be us. Founders Brewing Co. did something they rarely do, and we had the honor to be a part of it. They …
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Founders Brewing Company Invites CADRE to Tease CBS Release
5 months ago

Founders Brewing Company Invites CADRE to Tease CBS Release

On December 1, 2017, Founders Brewing Co. quenched the long-endured thirst of beer nerds internationally with the rerelease of CBS, otherwise known as Canadian Breakfast Stout. Originally released in 2011 …
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Ernie Richards: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s Sparkle Queen
7 months ago

Ernie Richards: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s Sparkle Queen

“What good is sanity?!”

That was the first thing out of Ernie Richards’ mouth when I showed up to interview him, after having commented about how impressive Grand Rapids …
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Beer Church Brewing Company: Join the Congregation
1 year ago

Beer Church Brewing Company: Join the Congregation

Beer Church Brewing Co. was open barely a month when they invited us to sit down and listen to head brewer Nate Peck preach the gospel this past March. “There’s …
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North Pier Brewing Co.: A Mature 1
1 year ago

North Pier Brewing Co.: A Mature 1

Jay Fettig, founder and owner of North Pier Brewing Co., is not “from” the beer industry. He’ll even tell you he’s only a mediocre-at-best homebrewer. But, that doesn’t disqualify him …
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