Teachings From The Tap

Teachings from the Tap:
Life Lessons from our Year in Beer
by Merideth Canham-Nelson

Available at Amazon.com & Kindle Store

Teachings from the TapIn 2008, after nearly 20 years of visiting breweries as a hobby, Merideth Canham-Nelson and her husband Chris embarked on their most ambitious adventure yet: a year-long journey discovering the world through beer culture. Aiming to fulfill their fantasy of becoming professional beer travelers, the couple spent a year visiting a major beer event or destination each month. What started out as a lofty escapade turned into a year of Canham-Nelson’s self-discovery, conquering insecurities and coming into her own.

Narrated in the first person, Teachings from the Tap explores the journeys of each month and pairs those beer travel tales with a corresponding life lesson. The result is a detailed account with one-of-a-kind stories that cover the range of emotions created by interesting encounters and new experiences.

About the Author

Merideth Canham-Nelson is one of the most experienced female beer travelers in the world. For two decades, Merideth and her husband Chris have traveled the world together looking for the next great beer experience. Merideth has visited over 900 different breweries throughout the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Oceania.

Merideth’s beer adventures have been featured in print articles, including the Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, The West Australian and the alternative travel website gonomad.com. Radio interviews have aired in cities such as Phoenix, Greensboro, Milwaukee, Seattle and Cambridge, Ontario in Canada. She is well received by audiences for her casual approach to beer and is known for the catch-phrase “It’s good!” to describe a beer to her liking. As a female in the predominantly male world of craft beer, Merideth proudly calls herself a “girl beer geek.”

What People are Saying

“It’s written in a breezy easy-to-read style and is a good place to get some perspective on some of the “big events” of the beer world, if you haven’t been fortunate enough to experience them for yourself…”
Drinking on The Last Frontier

“Merideth does a terrific job of transporting the reader to the various places she visited through insightful observations and humorous tales, written in an enjoyable, conversational style…”
Draught Lines

“This enjoyable read will resonate with both travelers and beer lovers alike. Each chapter will bring you closer to mapping out a beer adventure of your own…”
Draught Lines

“Merideth and Chris take us on a journey through the world’s beer culture, yes. But more importantly it takes us on a journey of self-discovery and shows us what beer can do when we allow it to work its liquidy magic. Definitely worthy of a spot on your bookshelf!”

“the author’s ability to transport the reader to the crowded, crazy beer festivals as well as the cozy, quiet pubs really breathe a lot of life into the story. Cheers to a fun and interesting read…”

“I’ve enjoyed every page and step of the journey the BeerGeeks take for the Year in Beer…”

“As part of a couple that loves beer, and aspires to beer travel, this is an incredibly entertaining read. Every chapter has us wanting to travel to the places they describe…”

“a great inspirational story about following your dream…”

“You will want to crack open a beer, and start planning and packing for your next travel adventure, the moment you put it down.”

“What a wonderful story about pursuing your dreams, and exploring your life’s passions!”

“Reading Merideth’s book was like being on the adventure with her.”

“I found myself reminiscing about past beer travels and inspired to continue to seek out new beers!”

“I totally enjoyed Merideth and Chris’ Year-in-Beer travels and the entertaining way Merideth describes them in Teachings From The Tap.”

Teachings From The Tap will be enjoyed by craft beer aficionados and those that simply enjoy socializing with friends while enjoying their favorite hopped beverage.”

“What a great read. Can’t put it down!”

“A great travelogue for beer lovers!”