About Polka Dots & Pints.

Launched in 2014 as a place to document my love of beer and fashion, Polka Dots & Pints has quickly grown into a lifestyle blog with a following of craft beer drinkers, thrifty fashionistas, and adventure lovers from all around the world.

If you love quality beer, thrift stores, and exploring the place you dwell, you’ll feel right at home here. Posts include beer reviews, style posts, community events, travel adventures, and musings from my life.

I am the Marketing Assistant & Membership Coordinator at Stormcloud Brewing Company, the founder of the #DrinkBeachBeer movement, on the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee, a member of the Pink Boots Society, a member-owner of High Five (a co-op brewery), and a Certified Beer Server through Cicerone. Let’s connect! To know what I’m currently drinking, follow me on Untappd – and to see what other shenanigans I’m up to, check out Polka Dots & Pints on Instagram.

About Me, Amy.


Proud Lady of the Mitten State.

My passion for craft beer started when I interned for a small brewery doing graphic design for tap handles, but it really took off when I became a server at Perrin Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College, where I double majored in film studies and media production. I am now living my dream, living in beautiful northern Michigan, working in the marketing department of a brewery next door to a restored art-deco theater and blocks from Lake Michigan. I enjoy spending as much time outside as I possibly can, watching oodles of movies, and cooking yummy vegetarian food.

Looking for the old Polka Dots & Pints blog? It’s right here.