About Maggie

Maggie FullerMaggie Fuller is one of the most interesting beer experts in New York, and her gender has nothing to do with it.  Yes, the New York City craft beer scene is still male dominated, but it is sufficiently large that there are a growing number of women thriving within it.  Part of what makes Fuller so interesting is her background, she went through a whiplash inducing set of career shifts that took her from ballerina to banker to brewmaster.  She’s now a key figure at 12% Imports, a company that specializes in small producer beers from Belgium, Scandinavia and increasingly the United States.  Twelve Percent has had much to do with the rise of tiny outfits like Westbrook, Stillwater and Evil Twin.  As a teacher Maggie is one of those really smart people capable of explaining complicated subjects like fermentation simply.  In other words she not only presents rare, delicious beers, but she can tell you how they’re made in exacting detail without turning a tasting into Biochemistry 301.

I’ll be working with Maggie twice this month.  On the 22nd at 7, we’ll present Evil Twin vs. The Joy of Cheese, a pairing of six rare beers with six amazing cheeses, at Breukelen Bier Merchants, 182 Grand St. (near Bedford Avenue) in Williamsburg.  Tickets are $35 and available here, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/475385

Then, the following Tuesday, the 29th at 7, we’ll be at my workplace, Gastronomie 491, 491 Columbus Avenue (between 83rd and 84th) for an event called The 12% Solution, where we’ll pair six more outstanding beers with six superb cheeses.  Tickets are $20 and available via this link, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476117

For more information, contact Martin Johnson at thejoyofcheese@gmail.com

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About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and www.theroot.com. I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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