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Shawn Patrick Connelly
Works at Venegoni Distributing, Inc.
Attended Southern Illinois University
Lives in Carbondale, IL
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I like those quart bottles.  Nice size.
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Helping you "drink wisely" since 2006! Everything you ever wanted to know about craft beer and beer culture and then some ...
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875 people
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chuck lenatti's profile photo
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Ben Nielsen's profile photo
Daniel Adams's profile photo
Rick Bobbitt's profile photo
Josef Chervenka's profile photo
Joseph Lemnah's profile photo
Grace Morioka's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Brewer, Beer writer, Consultant, Blogger
Employment
  • Venegoni Distributing, Inc.
    Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Division Manager, 2011 - present
  • beerphilosopher.com
    Beer writer, consultant, blogger, homebrewer, present
  • Drink Wisely LLC
  • The Southern Illinoisan, Lee Enterprises
  • Clear Channel Radio
  • Warrior's Academy of Martial Arts
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Currently
Carbondale, IL
Previously
Illinois
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The Beer Philosopher
Introduction

I'm a 40-ish interactive media professional by day and reside in southern Illinois. When I'm not knee deep in new media project development and sales management, I spend a considerable amount of my time talking, writing and educating about my passion - craft beer. I have been a devoted fan and proponent of craft and specialty beer for over 15 years and have garnered a considerable amount of industry experience I apply to all of my beer-related endeavors.

I document my passion regularly under the moniker "the Beer Philosopher" on www.beerphilosopher.com.

I am also a blog personality and writer for Beer Connoisseur Magazine - www.beerconnoisseur.com.

I also serve as an independent craft and specialty beer consultant for several retail and restaurant establishments, including Kindling Spirits.

I am also the founder of a comprehensive social network of over 2,500 members, to date, dedicated to craft and specialty beer called the Aleuminati - the (not so) secret society of better beer drinkers.

You can find The Aleuminati at www.aleuminati.com.

I am a member of the American Homebrewers Association, a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program and a home brewer of questionable talent.

Specialties:

Interactive media marketing and monetization, event marketing and promotions, brand positioning, Host and consultant for beer-related events such as beer dinners and on-site tasting events, as well as consultant for serving procedures, brand and style standards, glassware selection and general beer retailing.

Bragging rights
Father of two boys.
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Veritas Theological Seminary
  • John A. Logan College
  • St. Andrews Catholic School
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Male
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