John Mitchell

John W. Mitchell has served from sailor to CEO, with stints as a reporter and writer. He is a published writer and award-winning photographer. John is the owner of SnowPack Public Relations in Cedaredge, Colo., and lives with his wife, who—on most days—loves him more than her horse. John is writing his first novel, and if he manages his day right, he can be found in the late afternoon sipping a microbrew and reading a good book.

John's Articles


Snowbank Brewing Co.

Snowbank Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, Colorado offers great beer, real community involvement, a love for the Colorado outdoor lifestyle, a commitment to work with other local artisan producers and brewery rescue dogs. more»

Throwback Brewery

Located in a historic Victorian farmhouse in New Hampshire that dates back to the 1860s, Throwback Brewery is focused on quality, ingredients and strengthening their community. more»

Smuttynose Brewing Co.

If the 17th century pirates, poets and fisherman from the New Hampshire barrier island from which Smuttynose Brewery derives its name were still around today, they would no doubt hang out at the brewery’s new tasting room. Located on the more»

Samuel Adams

The original Samuel Adams brewery is located in a the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in the old Haffenreffer Brewery, which was the last operating brewery post Prohibition in Boston. Founder Jim Koch decided to buy the abandoned property, replace the more»

Trinity Brewhouse

Tommy Tainsh of Trinity Brewhouse in Providence, Rhode Island, shares about his path to brewing, his first craft beer and the Trinity lineup. more»

American Craft Brewers Experimenting with Märzen

For traditionalists, Märzen is celebrated with a nod to the Reinheitsgebot, the 1516 Bavarian purity law that specified that only water, barley and hops could be used in the production of beer. But for the more adventurous brewers out there, Märzen is yet another opportunity to do something uniquely American. more»

Prison Hill Brewing Co.

Prison Hill Brewing Co. Owner Chris Wheeler sold his bio-medial business, moved home to Yuma, Arizona, to be close to family and brought residents the only brewery within 200 miles. more»

Granite Mountain Brewing

At Granite Mountain Brewing, their recent third anniversary was really more of a rebirth. A lot has changed since founders Audra Yamamoto and husband Damon Swafford opened their craft brewery just around the corner from Prescott, Arizona’s once infamous Whiskey Row. more»

Historic Brewing Co.

The Kennellys of Historic Brewing Co. have made the leap from a T-Rex themed, man-cave brewery and taproom, to a hip and happening Barrel + Bottle House destination in the downtown Flagstaff. more»