Meet a Member: April Pishna

Where can people find you on social media?

Living a Stout Life is on Facebook and Instagram.

Where can people find your work?

What topics do you regularly cover? 

The stories behind the beer and the people that craft it.

What topics would you like to cover more in the future?

Travel adventures that go along with the beer we seek out.

People should consider me an expert on ____ … and why:

I don’t consider myself an expert in anything. There are so many facets to this world and so many things to do and experience, that I never give myself enough time to become an expert. I am good at editing podcasts, videos, the written word. I am good at interviewing and writing. I am good at snowboarding and mountain biking. I am a good person, a good parent, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and all that jazz. I am a good photographer, athlete, and teacher. I suppose if I have to answer this question, I’m an expert at experiencing new adventures.

What’s a favorite thing you’ve created in the last year?

Our travel guides that bring adventures and beer together in one place and this includes our beer and mountain biking map. So the next time you’re traveling, you’ll ask yourself, “What does Living a Stout Life have to say?”

What’s the last great thing you read or heard? (beer or not)

I love memoirs, and I just finished a great one about a girl growing up in South Africa and all her adventures with her quirky family – Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Scott.

What’s a fun fact, hidden talent, or something you enjoy that has nothing to do with beer?

Martial arts.

How did you get into covering beer?

We love beer and travel and the community that comes with both, so when it came to find a job that allowed us to travel, beer was a natural draw. There’s stories behind the beer and breweries we all love, and we strive to tell those stories.

Who is a reporter/author/podcaster and publication/show that inspires you?

Jason Moore from the Zero to Travel podcast.

In “Meet a Member,” we highlight the people who make up the North American Guild of Beer Writers. It’s a chance to learn more about the wide collection of journalists, podcasters, bloggers, and vloggers who cover the industry. See and archive of these Q&A profiles.

Author: Bryan Roth

Beer enthusiast and homebrewer.

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