Lucy Burningham

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Lucy Burningham, Author

Lucy Burningham is a writer who fell hopelessly in love with beer. Propelled by a curiosity and a thirst for knowledge about her favorite drink, she set out to become a beer expert. My Beer Year is what happened when she did.

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Lucy’s work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Bicycling, Saveur, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Imbibe, and the BBC.

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Celebrated peak summer last night with some incredible women + food + this beer.

Fantastic day with my #1 heartbreaker/heartbender/heartexpander. ❤️ Volcanic crater, rope swings into the river, and plenty of fart jokes. Also, I love that he calls me out for telling the same bad jokes too many times. #fairenough

Sitting in one of my favorite backyards, hoping no one sets the forest on fire. 🔥💥🇺🇸Drinking a bunch o good beer, including this gem from @deschutesbeer. Gueuze inspired. Oak. Blended. Yup. #beertastesbetteroutside

Alert, alert! There’s a new beer style hitting PDX and you’re gonna want to try it. Brut IPAs are light and bone dry, and I throughly enjoyed this one at @baerlicbrewing (collab with @migrationbrewing). Get yo self over there to try the Hi-Li! Let me know what you think.

I love me some low ABV summertime beers, and this one was a winner! @royale_brewing took their Berliner Weisse and put it in some Oregon Pinot barrels with fresh raspberries. This tart, slightly funky, perfectly fruity beer came out. Made in North Portland, like so many good things. ✨

Drinking beer in the woods this weekend, how about you?

I finally made it to @littlebeastbeergarden! Portland, we’re lucky to welcome this place to our beer universe. The beers are brilliant. The menu, divine. The outdoor space, lovely. I knew @foodshed and @littlebeast_brewmaster would deliver the good stuff. They’re unstoppable!

When running across the St. John’s bridge this morn, I saw a cop standing in the middle of the bridge by his vehicle. Fleet week ships were moving out, he said. All bridges were closed. Sure enough, we were the only people on the bridge.
“Can I run down the middle of the road like a champion?” I asked.
“Sure,” he said.
“First I’m going to take a picture.”
“Nope, you’ve got to get off this bridge.”
So I ran down the middle of the road, whooping and yelling like I owned the bridge and the river and the clouds. Then I turned around and took this picture. 😁
I love running across bridges, and I’ll probably never get this exact view ever again. It was magical. ✨



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