Sauter’s clever blog, Pints & Panels, combines brew reviews with cartoons (she has a Master of Fine Arts in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont). A ­Cicerone and beer judge who also works in communications at Two Roads Brewing Company, she is an enthusiastic advocate for brew-related adventures. “My favorite beer memory was drinking Gigantic Brewing’s coffee saison on a bus in ­Alaska’s Denali National Park,” she says. “The bus made an abrupt stop, and 100 yards away from us was a mother grizzly bear nursing two cubs. Beer pairs awesomely with experiences.”