Emmanuel “E-Man” Bates (he/him) is an emcee, homebrewer, former newspaper journalist (Schoolcraft Connection and Eastern Echo), and freelance writer who reports and writes about the stuff he loves: music and craft beer. A native of Detroit, Michigan, E-Man took his passions and created the craft beer and music blog, Beats and Brews, and a weekly podcast. The Beats Brews and Points of View podcast features interviews with local artists and musicians, a Michigan-brewed beer in each episode, and covers current events and hot topics. Current Magazine recently named Beats Brews and Points of View ‘Best Local Podcast’ on their Best of Washtenaw 2020 list.
Always in search of new places to visit, different beers to try, and exciting people to meet, E-Man is available for music events, writing assignments, or interviews.
The change he would hope to inspire in the craft beer community is to see more people of color involved in the world of craft beer. It would be amazing to see more people of color as brewers, brewery owners, or beer enthusiasts, but even something as simple as purchasing a craft beer and trying it would be a win in his book. All it takes is that first sip!
E-Man’s favorite beer at the moment is Cheboygan’s Blood Orange Wheat Ale.