Brian Bartels first book, The Bloody Mary, was published in 2017 with Ten Speed Press, and nominated for an IACP Award. He previously lived in New York City, where he was Managing Partner and Bar Director for Happy Cooking Hospitality. He’s been featured in Imbibe, Wine Enthusiast, and The New York Times. His writing has appeared in Fiction Writers Review, PUNCH, Hobart, Vinepair, and the Missouri Review. His latest book, The United States of Cocktails: An American Drink Book, with Recipes, Tales and Traditions from Every State, arrives in September 2020 with Abrams Books. He lives in Wisconsin and runs the Settle Down Tavern.