king-james-swannI am King James Swann and I am a beer guy. Think of me as Your Resident Arizona  Beer Guide.

Since relocating to Arizona, I have helped open and run a large local brewery called SanTan, re-organized a few local craft beer bars and even ran a British pub. I am known in the local area for Blending Beers to achieve different taste profiles and have been written about in national beer magazines such as The Celebrator for doing so.

There have been a few awards along the way including New Time’s Best Beer Bottled Selection in 2011 and 2012, mentions fromCraftCans.com and TheBrewBros.com’s  “Most Beer-fluential Person.”

I write a weekly column in AZ. Weekly Magazine’s Craft Beer Section, created and moderate AZ. Locals Only Facebook Beer Page and work with MudShark Brewing for special events. In addition, I have been fortunate enough to brew my own limited releases and or collaborate at local breweries such as College Street, Sleepy DogMudSharkGrand Canyon Brewing and work on the pilot system at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp.

All in All, Craft Beer is What I Do.

I am very excited to bring Adventures in Brew to everyone and share my love of beer in my own crafty way. Cheers!

About Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly is a 20 year veteran in marketing, sales, training and publicity. He has trained over 1,000 sales people, generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe.

As founder and CEO of Black Dog Promotions, Scott has garnered national media coverage for hundreds regional and national brands and established large fan bases for many in the sports, entertainment and business community. When not making his clients famous, Scott spends his time in countless sporting events with his wife and two boys. He loves a good craft beer and playing with his “Black Dog” Shamus..