"They still sell it for about four bucks on draft at Russian River's brewery. It's crazy," Nathan said.
This traveller-friend returned with a bottle of one of the world's greatest IPAs, sought after and smuggled by beer geeks around the world, eager to share it while it was still fresh. It's fluffy, and fragrant, and finishes as well-rounded as anything you'll ever taste. Pliny the Elder is still the mark.
He also brought me the 10th anniversary photography anthology from Monster Children, an unbelievable magazine started by two friends who worked in a frozen yogurt stand in a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia. Here's to humble beginnings — and never looking back.