love at the pub :: a conversation with mary jane mahan

Listen to the interview with Mary Jane Mahan now!

To honor today’s release of the new book “Love at the Pub,” we have an added bonus to episode 47 – a special interview with the books author Mary Jane Mahan. She loves craft beer with a passion, and it shows.

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Mary Jane shares her passion for the Brick Store Pub, the community atmosphere that surrounds it, and her love for all things craft beer.  Rated #2 in the country by Beer Advocate, the pub is the foundation of the people who make up the community of Decatur, Georgia. It’s a pillar of strength for anyone who advocates good beer, good food, and a place where you can hang your  hat and feel at home.

Buy “Love at the Pub” on or directly from the books web site 10% of Love at the Pub profits will be donated to SkaterAid, a youth skate and music event that benefits families dealing with pediatric cancer.

Also, don’t forget to check out the one-of-a-kind true vision of the perfect American pub at

Happy Veterans Day, troops!  Thank you for all you’ve done, all that you do, and all that you will continue to do to make us safe.


  1. I’m moving to Decatur!

    Thanks for the great interview Phil. I’m definitely going to try and get her book. I have spent a good portion of my life in the deep south and have many friends in the Atlanta area. Hopefully I will be able to visit this awesome pub soon.

  2. fantastic interview, phil. they are become a great addition to the show. your interviewin’ skillz are mad.

    every area of the country, every town, needs a place like this. i love that sentiment that a bar is where alcoholics hang out, a pub is a place to gather, relax, chat and enjoy the good things (and got blitzed). that fosters community. very inspiring.
    i will check out that book soon.

    cheers, mans!

  3. Thanks for the comments, guys. And thanks to many of you who emailed me as well. I appreciate all of your input, and for taking the time to write.

    I was as shocked as you all were to find that there’s a pub like this, being run just how a pub should be run. A place that respects beer, respects food, and their community — you can sign me up for that. I wish there were more people like Mike, Dave, and Tom. It’s one thing to open a pub, it’s another to open it with a purpose beyond making money.

    Much respect.

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