When I met James Watney, he informed me of his "Starbucks Rule." That rule is that if anything interesting and beneficial to his career costs less than his daily Starbucks coffee, he was in. Fortunately for our community, CAS membership costs far less than a daily cup of coffee. James was our first member to be based in Japan and I am thrilled with the progress he's made for Black Tide Brewing. Thank you, James for your energy and enthusiasm. I am certain the people of Kesennuma are benefitting from your great beer and the community building Black Tide Brewing has brought to the region.