My name is Thomas 'Tom' Cizauskas.
Among my interests, one which holds my profound attention is beer. I might say that I have a love affair with beer: not simply its tastes - as delicious, complex, and varied as they may be - but its history, science, lore, and evolving creation.
In the good beer trade since the early 1990s, I have been a brewer, a brewery manager, a brewpub owner, a brewery consultant, a restaurant manager, a beer writer and blogger, guest speaker on beer, and a beer and wine salesman.
Beer may be my profession, but cask ale —the beauty of beer at its freshest— is my mission.
2008 - present: Select Wines, Inc.
I am a salesman with Select Wines, Inc., a wholesaler located in Chantilly, Virginia. Despite the name of the company, my sales portfolio consists of both wine and beer.
The wines include an extensive selection from Bordeaux and Burgundy, Italy, Austria, Australia and New Zealand, Argentina, California, Oregon and Washington, and elsewhere.
The beers include those of American craft breweries Abita, Heavy Seas [formerly known as Clipper City], Lancaster, Oliver Breweries, and Stoudt's, as well as imports from Belgium, Germany, the U.K., Spain, Mexico, and elsewhere.
Here's where I've been for 'good fermentables' this year: Adventures in 2014.
2008 and Prior