I am one and the same. Good to hear from you. I am a retired software engineer living in the San Diego area and spending my summers with my mother in North East. I joined the Beer Society a couple years ago but didn't go to any of their meetings this past summer because I wasn't interested in any of the beers they were showcasing. I've gotten to be a beer snob and like the micro brews made here in San Diego, particularly IPA.
I had actually intended to email you this summer when I saw the blurb in the paper about your "mild" heart attack. I hope you are doing OK. I'm sorry I never got around to getting in touch with you. I was busy with family stuff (weddings, baptisms, etc. ) all summer. I'm now back in Southern California for the winter.
My regular email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to email me direct. Don't know how much room I have here so will close for now.