Yep, that’s me. To celebrate my 35th birthday today, I boiled the wort for a coffee stout.

Could you help me with a name?

It’s an Irish Stout (like Guiness) and I used Pura Vida’s Cafe Kilaminjaro for a post-boil flavoring.

Should be ready to drink in early February!!!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. lukas

    Jumping in to the deep end I see! Congrats, man.

    Too bad Irish Coffee has been taken…In any event save me a bottle and I’ll trade you when we come up.

    I’m bottling my porter this week, but all my old bottles are twist off, so I’m still hitting up friends for enough bottles to put it up.

  2. Rich

    “DarkJava Stout”

  3. Lukas

    If you make it on your bastard-day-off, you can call it “Black Sabbath”

  4. Marc

    What a riot!! 🙂

  5. Stacey Hess

    Love it Marc! What a great use for Cafe Kilimanjaro. Thanks for the Pura Vida shout out! I’ll try to think of a great name.

  6. Sam

    You make all of us Pura Vida folks proud!

  7. Lukas


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