Welcome to the online home of Pallet magazine—a new print publication for people who like to think and drink.

The following page features our web project, one beer one story, built around the age-old tradition of sharing a beer with someone and getting to know them a little more.

Over time our aim is to collect thousands of photos and stories, to create a patchwork portrait of the global community that exists around good beer.

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Milton, DE, US

Jonathan

16 Mile Brewery Responders Ale

I just feel disappointment and have no trust in what any political leaders have to offer any more. I’m disgusted by the lack of love, compassion, good moral character, and empathy this country has now. To me, this is how you create division among the nation and that’s a very dangerous thing to do.

PORTRAIT MARIA DEFORREST

New York, NY, US

Veronica

Switchback Brewing Co Ale

Pride Week in New York feels important. It was the first openly gay event I’d ever come to. It was in 2014 and I was living in Vermont. The week before Pride, I’d had a conversation with a friend who had encouraged me to come out to my sister, and so I had called her up and done that. At first I didn’t want to go to Pride, but a friend was driving so I jumped in the car last minute. I was only there for the parade, and went straight back to Vermont. It was a whirlwind, but it was a good thing for me.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Denver, CO, US

Ritchie

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA

These days, Independence Day seems to be less about history and more about stopping work and taking time out to enjoy the freedom we’ve all worked for, or inherited. For me, that means going out in the woods, camping, being with friends and family, dipping in some water, fishing, putting back a couple of cold ones and, of course, having a good old time lighting up some fireworks.

PORTRAIT TERRY RATZLAFF

Hershey, PA, US

Christian

Tröegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale

As a chef, I believe cuisine should invoke the spirit and pride of your home, and if your plants, fruits, cheeses, and meats are from local farms, that becomes effortless. Farming is a noble profession, deeply rooted in American history, so whenever there’s an opportunity to shine a light on a farmer, I jump at it.

Chico, CA, US

Brian & Ken

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Brian: My father is the smartest man I’ve ever met. He’s very, very driven. Huge amounts of foresight. Passionate guy. He worked a million hours to get his brewery going, but he was very good about making time for us. I remember climbing on grain sacks, and there are pictures of me in case boxes. My dad would put me on the packaging line and push me down. The conveyer system was my slide. I learnt how to ride my bicycle at the brewery. I’ve got millions of memories of the place.

PORTRAIT JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS FROM PALLET ISSUE ONE

Austin, TX, US

Nathalie

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

I think the debate around social media and overexposure will most likely seem foolish to future generations. There’s a big transition right now, and a serious disconnect between the teenage generation who Snapchats all day long and older generations who use Facebook as a soapbox.

PORTRAIT KAREN DAY

New York, NY, US

Isaac

Southern Tier IPA

I was surprised that I felt more moved and emotional about Orlando than other mass shootings. Obviously, every shooting in this country is a horrible tragedy, but this was a mass shooting targeting queer people. I felt it.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Will

Founders All Day IPA

I’m an arborist. I spent my teenage years rock climbing, but now get paid to climb trees. Last year I almost crushed a lady’s Corgi to death while felling a large dead tree in a paddock. I had cordoned off the area, but that didn’t stop old mate from charging on in and running directly under the falling tree. The Corgi lived to tell the tale, only just!

PORTRAIT BEN CLEMENT

Los Angeles, CA, US

Tony

A friend said to me once, “You have to wake yourself up 100 times a day to be where you are.” It’s a constant struggle for me to be where I am. It’s so easy to check out, and it’s not that dreaming or ambition is wrong—I just think that, for so long, I was always looking to other places, when it was so much better to be where I was.

PORTRAIT RICHARD FARMER.
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TONY IN PALLET ISSUE THREE

Seattle, WA, US

Antoinette

Fremont Session Pale Ale

A great thing about Seattle? Any street that ends at a waterfront, no matter how overgrown or unmarked, is treated as a park and open to the public.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Kamikatsu, Japan

Tanaka

Rise & Win Brewing Co. Kamikatz IPA

A nori fisherman once told me a very memorable thing: “In order to improve the quality of the ocean, we must look to improve the quality of the rivers, but when we look to improve the rivers, we must also go to the mountains to make sure all there is as it should be.”

PORTRAIT BY HIDEAKI HAMADA
READ TANAKA’S FULL STORY IN PALLET ISSUE THREE

Austin, TX, US

Christina

Last Stand Whiskey Barrel Aged Double IPA

My mother taught me about patience, duty, humility and how to keep giving, even when you think you can’t give any more. She’s a gentle, quiet woman, but she’s the toughest motherfucker I know.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Milton, DE, US

Sam

Dogfish 60 Minute IPA

The internet is at the centerpiece of my morning ritual. After gulping some OJ and making a double espresso, I lay on the couch and toggle between my three music-oriented websites: Brooklyn Vegan, Complex, and Pitchfork. This triangulation usually leads to which album or playlist I choose for my morning paddleboard or bike ride. Typically, it’s an artist they reviewed or mentioned that reminds me of some other artist I love and want to hang out with for the morning.

PORTRAIT HEATHER LIGHTON

New York, NY, US

Stewart

Thistly Cross Whisky Cask

My first introduction to cider came from the Bristol bands Disorder, Amebix, and Chaos UK. They had these slogans like “Fall Over Not Out,” and “Make Homebrew Not War,” and I realised they were talking about cider. My interest was piqued. There’s actually a clip in a film UK/DK of Disorder and Amebix in their squat and they’ve got a big vat of scrumpy in the corner. I think they probably just got some apple juice and let it go, and I imagine the aroma would have been an improvement considering the way they were living at the time.

San Francisco, CA, US

Nick

Alaskan Brewing Co Smoked Porter

My favorite thing on the internet is the Blue Ball Machine. It’s a metaphor for so many things in life.

PORTRAIT ASHLEY JORDAN GORDON

Tokyo, Japan

Kenji

Vedett Extra White

There’s a record I keep in the bottom drawer of my desk. It’s a single of a Japanese singer and there’s a line in the verse that’s stayed with me. There’s no translation of the word, but even in Japanese it’s difficult to convey. It basically means “that thing.” When I was a teenager that record showed me where I wanted to go. In my middle age it helped reaffirm my decisions. Now when I open the drawer it serves only to fill my mind with doubt. I’m not sure if I still have “that thing.”

PORTRAIT SEIYA TAGUCHI

Portland, ME, US

Rachel

Allagash Coolship Red

I’ve been working at Allagash for two and a half years, but I’ve decided to go back to school and get my masters in social work. It was a hard choice. The brewery is like my family. It’s where I’ve met my closest friends, but I had a calling. The direction I want to take is helping people who are new to the country get settled in. There’s a huge need here in Portland especially with new arrivals and refugees. But whenever I come back to the brewery, it’s like nothing has changed.

PORTRAIT MAT TROGNER

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Asha

Coopers Pale Ale

What makes a really great friend? Someone you don’t have to talk to all the time, but it’s like you never stopped chatting when you catch up.

PORTRAIT NICK LAWRENCE

Cape Town, South Africa

Dale

Jack Black's Butcher Block Pale Ale

At the risk of sounding like a doomsday prophet, I think our future generations are going to want to know why and how we let our natural world get to such a desperate and depleted state. How we managed to destroy our planet, and in such a short space of time, especially considering we have all the means and resources to turn things around, and slow down the rapid destruction and decay.

PORTRAIT KAREN DAY

New York, NY, US

Bridget

Tullamore D.E.W, Yards Extra Special Ale

St Patrick’s Day was a holy day in Ireland for years and years, so celebrating with alcohol was outlawed. All the pubs and liquor stores were closed until they changed the laws in 1961. Goes without saying that 1962 must have been a great year…

Ogden, UT, US

Sylvia

Squatters Off Duty IPA

Being alone has forced me to face my grief and anger, and to become more comfortable with myself and things I can’t control. Loneliness has motivated me to seek friendship and to be more open. In getting used to the idea of being okay with being lonely, sad, or uncomfortable, I have had opportunities, and met people who I love and never would have bonded with had I pursued the most comfortable route in life. With life comes loneliness, I suppose.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

San Francisco, CA, US

Alice

Guinness

I wouldn’t want to live in a world where Prince could no longer surprise us. I’m not that worried, because there’s a good chance he will outlive all of us anyway. Or find a way to come back. Just sayin’.

PORTRAIT ASHLEY JORDON GORDON

Detroit, MI, US

Chris

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

I’m passionate about cart returns in parking lots. Seriously. There’s nothing more irritating then people not returning their carts to the corral. I’d totally gather up carts for free. I actually do it already anytime I’m in a parking lot.

PORTRAIT EMILY BERGER

Blackstone, MA, US

Jeremy

Stone Farking Wheaton W00TStout

I’ve always been afraid of classrooms. I love to go with the flow, and I think you can learn a lot from interacting with different types of people. I guess I don’t really live by anything other than whatever new experience I’m handed each morning.

PORTRAIT KELSEY ROTH

Tokyo, Japan

Chihiro

Mikkeller Bedow Autumn Porter

I think a lot of people will say that the world is getting more complicated. But in the food industry that I work in, I think it’s getting simpler. “Less is more” is really exciting.

PORTRAIT SEIYA TAGUCHI

Milton, DE, US

Michael

Evolution Lucky 7 Porter

Growing up, I always remember the way my PopPop treated the people around him. He’s into his 80s now but still to this day I’ve never seen him treat anyone unfairly. He’s always recognized and appreciated those who work hard and showed them his respect to make sure they knew it.

PORTRAIT MARIA DEFORREST

Oakland, CA, US

Christina

Fantôme Saison

Oakland’s special, first and foremost, for the people. Many of them grew up here and possess a deep sense of community and social justice. Sure, life here is not as glitzy as it is in our big sister across the bay, but Oaklanders have an artistic spark and genuine originality that’s all their own.

PORTRAIT ASHLEY JORDAN GORDON

Houston, TX, US

Morgan

Brash Cali Green IPA

A book that has been near and dear to me, that I’ve probably read two dozen times, easy, was written by Norman MacLean in the ’70s called A River Runs Through It. It’s very rootsy Americana in its nature. I love the way Norman writes. I love the introspection. The movie that Redford made was well done, but it doesn’t knock a dent into the significance this story had on Norman himself; the way we lack the ability in relationships to communicate well with the people we love most. It is as relevant to me now as it was 25 years ago when I first read it.

PHOTO JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS

Sleepy Hollow, NY, US

Lâle

Bells Special Double Cream Stout

The worst job I ever had was in a pub where they put me in the gambling room as the attendant. I only lasted a week because when someone won money, say 50 bucks, I was instructed to give it to them in five dollar notes to tempt them to put it straight back in. I just couldn’t do it.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Detroit, MI, US

Dan

Axle Brewing IPA

I’ve always coveted a Black 64 Chevy Impala convertible, because I’m from Detroit and, well, because I love that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg video too. I don’t need the hydraulics, but a custom sound system is critical. I also like the big back seat so I can have room for my son’s car seat. Now that’s gangsta.

PORTRAIT EMILY BERGER

Brooklyn, NY, US

Steve

Sam Adams Summer Ale

The last time I felt lucky was yesterday, when I was tipping sand out of my shoes. I realised what a glorious “problem” it is to have remnants from the beautiful beach at my doorstep, nestled between my toes. Apparently, it stops your shoes from stinking as much too.

PORTRAIT NICK LAWRENCE

Tokyo, Japan

Yukino

Cass

Unlike many countries in the world, Japan has been able to retain many of its old customs and traditions. Even today, there is such an effort to pass along those ways. The four seasons of the year have their own distinct set of traditions that I learned from my family from a young age, and I hope to impart those lessons to my future family one day.

PORTRAIT BY SEIYA TAGUCHI

New York, NY, US

Jacques

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

One of my best moments this year was packing up and going on a road trip to New Orleans from New York. It was a really special trip with a group of old and new friends from around the world, who all happened to find ourselves in the same place for a moment.

PORTRAIT BY ANGELA JONES

Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia

Rick

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

A thing that pisses me off are the twats who share anti-Muslim/anti-Islamic propaganda on social media. Is there some head twat who sits in front of a computer all day making up this shit? There is enough hatred in the world as it is without this rubbish being spread around.

PORTRAIT BY JAMES ADAMS

Gisborne, New Zealand

Alan

Sunshine Brewery Pale Face Ale

Most people who garden and grow things, they love sharing. I wouldn’t think there’s a stingy gardener. There might be, but I’ve never met one.

PORTRAIT BY BEN CLEMENT

Helsinki, Finland

Ossi

Mikkeller Black (黑)

I saw a picture of Star Wars-branded oranges recently, and mascara. It’s just like, what the fuck? 

PORTRAIT BY SIMO LIUKKA

Paris, France

Léa

Duvel

It is possible to start again after what happened here, but it’s not the same. I’ve been afraid, and I’ve been so angry, because they touched the best aspect of life; they touched the youth of Paris. I’m scared, but at the same time there is a kind of hope. Maybe one week afterwards, it was a Saturday and the whole district was empty. Normally it would be full. My friends and I were in a bar, just drinking. A few people who walked by the bar, they looked at us like we were heroes. They were smiling at us, because we were living. We can still do a lot. We can go to work and go to see friends and go to drink, and know that we have more chance to be killed by a bus, or a car, or some flowers that fall from a balcony than a terrorist attack. We try to be optimistic.

PORTRAIT BY SIMO LIUKKA

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Alex

Coopers Pale Ale

A joke I heard recently? Well, a horse walks into a bar, and the bar tender says: “It’s probably not a good idea that you’re in here. You’re a very large animal. Any sudden movements and you may injure somebody. I don’t know why you’re here. None of the glasses are ergonomically designed for you to drink from them so you should probably just leave.”

PORTRAIT BY JAMES ADAMS

London, England

Jackson

Kronenbourg

My nickname is “Jacket.” My girlfriend is a stylist so she is obsessed with clothes, mainly jackets, and as my name is slightly similar she accidentally called me Jacket instead of Jackson. Surprisingly, my friends started calling me Jacket too and it has stayed like that ever since.

PORTRAIT BY LOLA PAPROCKA

Philadelphia, PA, US

Lindsey

Tröegs Javahead Stout

My favorite artist is Dalí. I stumbled across a copy of his autobiography in elementary school and, while I’m sure I didn’t fully digest it at the time, I credit him with changing the course of my life. But a famous piece of art I wish I’d created? The poster from Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s an iconic artwork for one of the best movies of all time. And that typeface!

Austinmer, NSW, Australia

Slugger

Coopers Sparkling Ale

I get annoyed at the wind. Actually, I fucking hate the wind. There’s two types of wind: good wind, which is a nice morning offshore, more of a breeze. And bad wind, which is that shit that blows your hat clean off your head when all you want to do is cross the road for a showbag after a hard day’s work. What’s a showbag? Three tall bottles of beer in a bag.

PORTRAIT JAMES ADAMS

New York, NY, US

Negin

Montauk Pale Ale

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, better than New Year’s or my birthday. I grew up with big Thanksgiving dinners that were sometimes three families deep. Loads of food and drinking and being together all day ’cause everyone had the day off. I remember the history of Thanksgiving, we obviously learned so much about it in school, but modern-day Thanksgiving isn’t like that for us. Growing up, my mom would always make two dinners and we would all drop the second one off at a shelter before having ours. You obviously can’t make up for the history, but basically now, for me, it’s a holiday that’s centered around sharing your food, your shelter, and your day.

PORTRAIT ANGELA JONES

Tokyo, Japan

Shin

Asahi Super Dry

My profession is in hospitality. I started as a translator and then become a fixer, because I like to support people. I like my job very much. Meeting different people from all over the world, every day, makes me feel the world is connected.

PORTRAIT BY LUKE SHADBOLT

Nashville, TN, US

Kyle

Cool Springs Brewery Hop Brutality Double IPA

I’ve been in the navy for six years. There was an old photograph of my grandfather, my dad’s dad, in my grandma and grandpa’s house. It was hanging in their kitchen, him in his whites. Ever since I was a kid I looked at that picture and thought, I want to do that, I want to be that guy. I don’t even know why, but whatever he did I wanted to do it.

PORTRAIT BY JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS

New Orleans, LA, US

Teresa

Blue Moon White IPA

Most memorable Halloween moment? Eating so much candy when trick or treating that I threw up on someone’s door step and swallowed my fake vampire teeth.

PORTRAIT BY ANGELA JONES

Hobart, TAS, Australia

Jackson

Peroni

One little thing that ticks me off is the fact that biodegradable cigarette filters haven’t been invented yet. If no one gets on top of that within four years I will patent that shit.

PORTRAIT BY JAMES ADAMS

Jasper, BC, Canada

Bruce

Brewsters Rig Pig Pale Ale

After college, I’d started my first full-time job and my parents offered to go halves in a beachfront, one-bed apartment. I turned down the offer and I’ve regretted it ever since. I could have had a place for myself, my friends, and my family to vacation forever. Such a bonehead move.

PORTRAIT BY ANGELA JONES

Nashville, TN, US

Kree

New Belgium Ranger IPA

I was a super-straight-A kid growing up. When I was younger, I imagined myself having a job with a lot of prestige or something. But then you get older and you realise that’s not that important, and being happy is where it’s at. Obviously money is good, but it’s not all about that.

PORTRAIT BY JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS

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