My name is Paul and Rough Draught is my blog. The picture to the left is me, albeit an overly serious and somewhat intimidating version of me. I am much less serious (and not at all intimidating) in real life. I promise. In real life, I have a lovely wife, two boys, and a very regular nine-to-five job. On the internet, I write about beer.
Rough Draught began its life as a beer blog, a project born out of the love my brother and I have for fine craft beer. Neither of us make any claims of being beer experts, although, after a few pints that story may change. This blog gives us a good reason to hang out and try some new brews and enjoy some of our old favorites. It’s a vehicle for us to discuss why love or hate a certain beer. It also serves as an opportunity to learn about what we’re drinking. Beer is such an incredibly fascinating product, and I find that learning the qualities and nuances of each style, the ins and outs of its production, even experimenting with homebrewing (and living to tell about it) are almost as fun as drinking it. Almost.
Having said all of that, Rough Draught will not be devoted exclusively to beer. To add some variety, I’ll also write about music, sports, food, and perhaps some general musings on everyday life. These are all topics on which I am also not an expert, which, in my mind, makes me perfectly qualified to blog about them.
If you’ve made it to this point on the page, I want to thank you for visiting. My hope is that you’ll come back and that you have as much fun reading Rough Draught as I have writing it. Cheers!