My name is Shawn, a food, cocktail, craft beer, and homebrew enthusiast, and author of Hazy and Hoppy. You’ll Find me in Massachusetts (Yes, the heart and sole of the NEIPA), just a few miles outside of Boston with my wife Patty and daughter Gloria. I’m also the author and owner over at kitchenswagger.com—a food blog dedicated to craft cocktails and simple recipes.

Hazy and Hoppy is my latest venture focused around craft beer and homebrewing. While we’re just getting started, this blog will focus on my homebrew journey in the past 7-8 years and everything I’ve learned along the way. My hope is that this blog will be a helpful resource and an inspiration to both beginner and intermediate homebrewers.