Mike Hammerman 50, ukulele teacher What brings you out tonight? It's a nice night and I wanted to drink some beer. What are you drinking and why? I am drinking Half Acre Gossamer because my friend suggested it. It's good. What¿s your advice to guys who want to grow a beard? Patience. Honestly, that's the number one thing for growing a beard. Patience. How long have you been growing the beard? Four years. I wanted to look like Abraham Lincoln. I have competed in an international beard contest in Berlin. I did not place, though. Are you still active on the competition circuit? I am no longer active in competitive bearding.