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Matt Pond Guest Contributor | Songwriter All year round, it’s still summer. And indie rocker Matt Pond’s adventure continues. The brakes are shot, the pickup truck is rusted through and overheating. Everyone is out of their minds. On August 11, 2017, matt pond PA released Still Summer, their twelfth full-length album and the second Pond is releasing under his independent label, 131 Records. There will be more music. Yet the serious ones say summer only lasts so long. Soon there will be new projects, different titles, unfamiliar names, unforeseen sounds associated with Matt Pond. As if the beginning and the end were one and the same. Heath Rosenbaum Columnist, Musicians on Craft Heath gained the permanent taste for excellent coffee in college only after serving hundreds of cappuc- cinos as a barista (known back then as a “Barnie’s employee”). He makes people laugh as a comedy im- proviser, working with such ridiculously named groups as River City Clown College, Significant Brother, Lost in the Mall and State Theatre Improv Fun Force. He has also marketed some of the world’s biggest brands, including Disney Parks, Ford and Wendy’s. He lives in Clermont, Florida with his two daughters and their adorable cat, Dr. Miaow. Brian Sullivan Contributor | Brewmaster/Founder, Steady Hand Beer Co. Brian Sullivan was born to be a brew master. With more than 20 years of both home and profession- al-brewing experience, culinary and business degrees, plus a microbiology background, Sullivan under- stands the essential connection between art and science in creating flavorful, balanced beers. Sullivan lives with his wife, Anna, and dog, Barley, in Roswell. When he’s not developing a new brew, he enjoys cooking, foraging mushrooms, kayaking, and traveling. Sullivan has received national recognition for 3 Sheeps Brewing’s American IPA at the Great International Beer Fest and medals in both coffee beer and specialty beer categories at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. He has also received homebrew compe- tition awards from Hop Barley and the Alers (Boulder, Co.) and Oaktoberfest (Oakland, Ca). Amber Watts Guest Contributor, Our Journey Down the Garden Path: Adventures in Brewery Startup | Co-Creator/Chief, Garden Path Fermentation Amber Watts is the Co-Creator/Chief of Garden Path Fermentation, a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in planning in Skagit County, Washington. Before co-founding Garden Path, she was part of the team at Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas, and remains a recovering academic. Aromaticus bitteris