nirvana (n) - The ineffable, ultimate state in which one has attained the transcendent union of wisdom and compassion.
Beervana (n) -
(1) The ineffable state in which one has attained transcendent union of malt and hops;
(2) Portland; Oregon.
In Spring 2012 Chronicle Books will publish The Beer Tasting Toolkit, my beginner's guide to beer tasting. I'm currently working on The Beer Bible for Workman Publishing. It's a companion piece to Karen MacNeil's wildly successful Wine Bible. The manuscript is due in May 2013 and Workman hasn't set a publication date. You can read more about that project here.
In the meantime, I'll keep blogging here. You might also be interested in my Tumblr photo page, which is a document of the amazing places I've visited while writing the book. Of course, I also have the obligatory Twitter feed and Facebook page, because the future of media is redundancy.