The last time that we spoke with Josh, he was just releasing his first book, Brewed Awakening. It was a beautifully designed, witty, and wonderfully written book. We were all about it. But for some reason (read: drunkenness), our 5 Stupid Questions with him ended badly, and he left our offices promising that he was done “dealing with idiots” and threatening to fire his publicist. Who knew writers even had publicists?
Since Josh is considered to be one of the country’s best craft beer writers, we hoped to talk with him about his latest book, The Complete Beer Course. However, our many calls to his “people” went largely unreturned. After a personal visit to his publishers and a signed agreement promising that we’d behave (fingers crossed!), he finally agreed to give us a second chance.
Obviously, we’d sign anything to get to hang with a craft beer scribe like Joshua M. Bernstein. But we were also blown away to discover that his newest book might even be better than his last one!