Craft Beer Writing

Beer books

I’ve written a couple of books for the History Press on regional beer culture. They’re available at pretty cheap but there also is a virtual signing over at where you can have the book inscribed by the author, if that’s your thing.

Go to the virtual book signing

Shore Craft Beer

I’m the editor over at where I produce a weekly news roundup post as well as the occasional experience blog.

Shore Craft Beer news and features


In 2017 I started an opinion column called “Beerspectives” for the website, Sometimes the language is a little aggressive and sometimes the tone is a little dismissive, but I’m an overweight white guy writing a beer column. It’s kind of a requirement.

Tony Russo’s Beerspectives

Featured features

Sometimes I’m write freelance one-offs that I’m proud of, other times I’ll write a guest post. These are some of my favorites.

Reimagining the Boilermaker as a Craft Beer Cocktail |

There was a little romance connected with my first boilermaker. It was a little after 8 a.m. in a Jersey City, New Jersey, storefront Italian club where there was nothing odd about chasing shots with nips of macro beer joylessly on a Sunday morning.