Travis is a beer writer and presenter based in New Braunfels, Texas, and the author of “Beer Across Texas: A Guide to the Brews and Brewmasters of the Lone Star State” (Maverick Publishing, summer 2009). He worked as a newspaper journalist for 23 years, including nearly 13 years as a business writer for the San Antonio Express-News. Prior to that, he worked seven years at the San Antonio Business Journal. He served on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists for six years.
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Writing: Travis is a beer columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, freelance contributor to magazines and other beer specialty publications in print and online. He blogs at BeerAcrossTexas.com and at MySanAntonio.com
The Book: “Beer Across Texas: A Guide to the Brews and Brewmasters of the Lone Star State” by Travis E. Poling and Paul W. Hightower will be released by Maverick Publishing of San Antonio in the summer of 2009.
Events: Beer Across Texas presents fun and educational tastings of beer and food pairings at restaurants and bars or in private settings from house parties to large corporate gatherings. Call or e-mail to find out how Travis can make your next event one people will remember. He’ll even bring the beer!
Training: Travis can help beer wholesalers and retailers understand the complexity and diversity of craft and import ales and lagers as more Americans turn their tastebuds to a greater variety of bold brews. Make your driver or salesperson the beer expert when they show up at the door of an account to access their needs. Rates are very competitive with the leading beer training seminars in the country and programs can be tailored to fit your schedule.
Retailers and restaurants can benefit from programs as short as one hour for their employees to learn how to explain various beers to customers and even make pairing suggestions with food. Travis also can help develop your beer inventory or beer menu selection to match the clientele and cuisine.
You can reach Beer Across Texas at Travis (at) BeerAcrossTexas (dot) com or call (210) 827-9643 (mobile).