ABOUT

"Helltown" is the colonial nickname given to Front Royal, Virginia (then known as The Royal Front). It is a town in the Shenandoah Valley where my folks moved about 20 years ago. My brother and I brewed up a batch of beer there and called it Helltown Beer. The beer lives on in the form of this site - honest sports writing that doesn't prop up any organization. Creative freedom, analysis, critical thinking is what we do here. As for the actual beer? They say the beer was good. Really good. Legend has it that there is still more but it is buried deep in the Blue Ridge. - Larry


Larry W. Johnson, Writer and Site Owner
A degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art normally doesn't translate into 15 years of manufacturing experience (10 of that in operations management, process engineering and inventory control), but it has here. I also occasionally contribute to SB Nation's Columbus Crew portal called "Massive Report" and a Chicago Fire site "On The Fire." More recently, I have been getting into spirits, cordials, liqueurs.

Email: ljohnson@helltownbeer.com


Rick Gethin, Contributing Writer
Rick Gethin has been covering the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets since the 2008-09 season for various media outlets. He's also reported for NHL.com and covered the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. In addition, he has covered Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew SC and the NBA's Chicago Bulls.You can follow Rick via Twitter: @rickgethin



David Burgin, Contributing Writer
Fresh off finishing his latest book, "Helton Janglom's Template for Life," David is a lifelong fan of the beautiful game and is still actively involved in coaching in the Columbus area. In the past David has written about the Crew for Global Football Today and currently drops a line here on Helltown every so often and regularly joins the podcast.

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