About Me!

I'm Em, MFA graduate of cartooning from the famed Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT and creator of Pints and Panels! I currently reside in my home state of Connecticut and work at a brewery as communications manager. I am an Advanced Cicerone and a BJCP Recognized Judge. My first book Beer is for Everyone! (of Drinking Age) will be published by One Peace Books in October 2017.

I discovered great beer in 2006 when I lived near Sunset Grill and Tap Room in Boston, home to 112 taps and amazing buffalo wings. After that day- beer became a big factor in my life. I went to graduate school in VT, home to some of America's most respected breweries and after that, lived in Oregon for over a year working at 16 Tons Beer Shop in Eugene.

I started this website as a time-filler in May of 2010. This is my first review. Beer is like music -- it is infinite. That's what I like about this gig -- it's never done.

I hope that my website can help point you in the right direction on good beer in the world to drink. With so many breweries opening up at the moment, let my comics be a guide to educate you on the many stellar beers on the shelves today.