Hi, and thanks for stopping by!
My name is Dave Stokley. I grew up in Bay Village, OH, a suburb of Cleveland, and now live in Columbus, OH, with my wonderful wife Lauren and our dog Chesney. I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Wittenberg University and a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Besides drinking lots of good beer, I also enjoy playing golf, homebrewing, and following Cleveland sports and Ohio State.
I honestly enjoy tasting all types of beer, although I am definitely partial to the two broad categories of hoppy beers and Belgian-style beers. I’ll readily admit that I used to think that Rolling Rock and Miller High Life were “good” beers, but thankfully I’ve come a long way. I love introducing people to new beers and helping them discover different things they like, especially those who aren’t already craft drinkers. I used to review on BeerAdvocate (roughly 300 reviews), but took a hiatus and deleted my old account. I’m back on BA now, but only for the forums and trading.
I hope you enjoy Behind the Brews!