About Natali

I'm a marathoner and triathlete who fuels with beer, peanut butter, and tacos. I enjoy going on adventures and talking to strangers. I live in Chicago but haven't aligned with the Cubs or Sox because I'll always root for the Tigers. When I'm not training I hang out at comic cons and museums, indulging my inner nerd. I like sours in the summer and stouts in the winter but I'll try (almost) anything. I dabble in a little homebrewing and cooking with beer. Current favorites are Marz Ruby's Tears, Ale Syndicate Richie, and Ballast Point Sea Monster.

Dovetail Brewery is a Must See for Any Beer Lover

Dovetail Brewery Barrel

So I visited Dovetail brewery in Chicago and had a great time meeting passionate beer folks and trying great beers and it truly is a must see brewery.

Combating a Lack of Diversity in Craft Beer

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With so few minorities in craft beer the lack of diversity in craft beer is astounding. Here’s a list of things that you can do to diversify the market. Yes You!

How Craft Beer Almost Made Me Punch a Sweet Old Man in the Throat in Augusta, GA

augusta beer

Last weekend I was down in Augusta, GA for a race (Ironman Augusta 70.3 if you’re curious). There weren’t any direct flights so I had a layover in Atlanta where I grabbed some dinner and a beer. I tried the Terrapin Hopsecutioner and while this wouldn’t normally be my first choice, it was the only […]

Oktoberfest at The Radler

Oktoberfest at The Radler

Oktoberfest at The Radler in Chicago was a yummy and thirst quenching experience.

Sharing is Caring: 7 Bottle Share Tips

Natali Bottle Share

Some tips on making it through your first craft beer bottle share from me and my friends at the Mikkeller Running Club.

Craft Beer Latinas – The Unicorns

Craft Beer Latinas

I am a unicorn. I didn’t realize it until last night, but apparently I’m much like the mythical creature — legendary, elusive, and often surrounded by bright colors and glitter. OK that’s not really what I’m talking about, but you know what I mean, a rare individual. I was sitting in the Goose Island Tap […]