About Me

Pat Evans is a writer based in Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Rapids, MI, writing about food, beverage, sports and business.


Evans is the daily newsletter writer at Front Office Sports, as well as a staff reporter covering sports betting, food & beverage and fan engagement.

His writing has appeared in TheManual, Gear Patrol, The Athletic, Thrillist, Nevada Business Magazine, Business of Furniture, Hop Culture, Conde Nast's beer site October and Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

Evans has released two books, Grand Rapids Beer: An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing and Nevada Beer: An Intoxicating History.


Along with his FOS work, Evans is an adjunct professor at UNLV and is currently working on several corporate histories and ghostwriting projects with professional athletes and scouts.


Work Experience

Pat Evans - 2010 - Today

  • Published Grand Rapids Beer: An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing and Nevada Beer: an Intoxicating History through South Carolina's The History Press. 

  • Writing for publications such as The Athletic, Beer Connoisseur, GearPatrol.com, Thrillist, October, Topps, 247Sports.com, Scout.com, MittenBrew.com, Michigan Hockey Magazine, MLive, Business of Furniture, Las Vegas Food & Beverage, Vegas Magazine, Nevada Business Magazine.

  • Written content for companies such as Mitten Brewing Co., Essence Restaurant Group, Ferris Coffee & Nut, Two Scotts Barbecue, Long Road Distillers, and Vegas Golden Knights.

  • Various speaking engagements including the award-winning History Detectives program and Fake News panel at the Grand Rapids Public Library, Let's Talk About GR Music, Grand Rapids  Griffins College Scribes professional media panel. 

  • Teach classes at area colleges and universities, including Aquinas College's OLLi Program.

Gemini Publications - 2012-2017

  • Grand Rapids Business Journal Reporter - covering Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Kent County and Beverages

  • GRBJ Podcast Host

  • WZZM TV Beer Beat with Pat segment

  • Grand Rapids Magazine - Beer Columnist and Contributing Writer

  • North American Guild of Beer Writers award winner

  • Area Association of Business Publications award nominee

The State News - 2008-2012

  • Two semesters as Managing Editor of the Michigan State University independent daily student newspaper.

  • Stints as reporter covering men's basketball, men's soccer, men's hockey sports general assignment, East Lansing city government, health, science, technology and environment

  • Won 2010 MIchigan Press Association Third Place News Story

East Grand Rapids - 2006-2008

  • Reporter and editor of the East Grand Rapids High School student newspaper

  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Award and Fellowship

  • Multiple awards from Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, including diversity coverage and sports column



2012 / May

Michigan State University

Graduated with a degree in Political Science. Spent all four years on The State News. 

2008 / June

East Grand Rapids High School

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