Mike Cortez was born and raised in Houston, TX and currently resides in Austin. He has worked as a writer and photographer for many different publications and websites ranging from the Houston Chronicle to the Thrillist. With a deep appreciation for writing about the art of food and drinks, Mike runs the blogs Bite Me Austin and Texas Beer Guide. One of his biggest passions aside from craft beer is supporting local businesses and organizing events that benefit charitable organizations and those in need. Mike has taken his love of craft beer from learning the art of home brewing to the hopes of one day open a brewpub of his own.