Dennis Loyst


Dennis Loyst

When the Dude’s in Rome

Dennis Loyst is a cartographer by career, but the Santa Barbara resident also cofounded Surf Brewery, one of the best ale-makers anywhere (even if it is in Ventura!). “I am in assignment for you in Italy — haven’t run into a bad bottle of wine yet,” he reported from Rome, which he toured before heading to Naples and Pompeii. “As they say, ‘When in Rome, do what the Santa Barbarians do.’ Read The Independent!” Check out his other gems of wisdom at

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