Happy Holidays!

Hey HellaKids! Cheers BeerNuts!
I was helping my friend Holland Lowe and her organization Operation Provider at her Christmas Dinner event. You have all heard me talk about Holland and the great work she does for the community with her food and clothing bank.
I started volunteering at this event 5 years ago when a friend and fellow actor, Vince Spano, invited me by and got me hooked on giving just a little extra back to the community on this day. He has since moved off the mountain, but made a surprise visit today with his lovely lady, Lurisha Monet.

www.OperationProvider.org is an organization that gives back all year long and the giving culminates on this day. Watching the kids with wonder in their eyes, interact with Santa was the very definition of Christmas.

P.S. Visit threemarmbrewing.com to learn more about the oak slab featured in this video. It will become the community table at our microbrewery/tasting room.

Happy Halloween! Meet me at Rock and Shock, October 12-14

Happiest Hallowes Eve Season to all of you HellaKids!!!

This photo was taken early very early in the Halloween season of 1968. My (single mother) mom took my little sister “Pooz’n” and me all the way to Buena Park to meet an inanimate, though strangely charming, Frankenstein – my fave of all time at that time!

I get giddy about this season still, ushering in all the goodies from a hard few months of winter labor in order to share the harvested goodies with friends and strangers alike.

In that spirit, I look forward to meeting old and new friends again at this year’s Rock and Shock on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October hosted so amazingly by my friend Gina Migliozzi who was the first and only person to allow me to pour my Djinn’s HellaBrew at the event in 2014. We poured for the Pat Brody Cat Shelter, the Dave Brockie Fund and Smile Train and we all had a BLAST!!!

For all you HellaKids in the Northern Hemisphere, stay warm, for all of you in the Southern Latitudes, stay cold!