The New School is pleased to announce an upcoming website relaunch taking our little beer site from a blog platform to a full web magazine format. Beginning this Friday the website will be down as we switch over old content from the current site to the new one with a new site back online this Monday August 25th. If your interested in advertising on the ever growing new website please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After almost five years we are working towards a new goal of making The New School a legitimate media outlet that supports a small staff of freelancers like any print magazine. With the continued contributions of editor "El Gordo" Feighner, erstwhile columnist abroad Brian Yaeger, Bend Oregon contributor Branden Andersen we are excited to add new writers to the mix who will be introducing their first articles over the next few weeks.
Mike Sardina is a member of the State Bar of California, and he is a graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law where he focused his study on Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret issues. Mike served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, he was the recipient of the High Tech Law Institute’s Certificate in International Intellectual Property Law, and he practiced IP Litigation at a large, multinational law firm in Silicon Valley, California. Mike left the law firm behind. and he joined Societe Brewing Company in the Fall of 2013, where he presently serves as the Assistant Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer. He also mills-in for brewday, grains-out like a champ, kegs beer, pour beers at festivals, represents Societe at events like SAVOR, the Craft Brewers Conference, and beer festivals, and he homebrews too. Mike loves beer. Mike is an active member in the American Homebrewers Association, the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the San Diego Brewers Guild. Follow him on twitter at @SocieteMike
Michael O’Connor is a writer, filmmaker and beer aficionado based out of Portland, Oregon. A graduate of NYU and former editor for Marvel Comics and Avalon Publishing in New York, he moved to Portland in 2007 and shifted careers to the craft beer industry while moonlighting as a freelance writer on the side. He has been published in magazines and websites like The Willamette Week, The Portland Tribune, PDX Magazine, Portland Picks, Beer NW and Brewpublic, produced several films through the NW Film Center, and as buyer and manager at craft beer bar Bailey's Taproom, Michael is responsible for keeping over twenty rotating taps constantly fed with the finest brews available. You can follow his blog, read his short stories, and watch his films at www.oconnoblog.com. You can also find him on Twitter @oconnoblog and Facebook at www.facebook.com/oconnoblog.
John Chilson writes about Portland history and architecture at Lost Oregon. He's always interested in learning more about local breweries, brewers and brewpubs and especially likes telling their stories. And drinking beer. Follow him on twitter at @LostOregon
The New School is also looking into hiring Seattle and San Diego editors for new editions of the site. Please contact us if your interested.