After several years of hard work, we are so pleased to announce the release of Merideth's first book, Teachings from the Tap: Life Lessons from our Year in Beer.

In 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.

Teachings from the Tap can be purchased online at

Upcoming Meet the Author Events:
May 19 - Barclay's Pub in Oakland, CA
May 22 - Grillin & Chillin in Hollister, CA
May 24 - City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
June 5 - Post No Bill Craft Beer House in Sand City, CA

Event details can be found

Books will be available for purchase at these events
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