More than a half-dozen years ago, Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson paused in the middle of a conversation about the relationship between agriculture and beer and nodded toward Eric Toft, a Wyoming native who has brewed beer in Bavaria for more than 20 years. He said he wished he could be “as connected as [Toft]... View Article
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Book Reviews July 1, 2015 - Stan Hieronymus
Styles Features Brewers Take A Classic Out For A Spin May 8, 2015 - Jeff Alworth
Trend spotting in the city of Portland, OR, is tricky business. The most enduringly popular beers, as they are up and down the Pacific coast, are hoppy ales. Breweries and bars make sure there are always several choices at hand for the legions of hop heads who have come to populate the left bank. But... View Article
People November 14, 2014 - Stan Hieronymus
The tweet contains just enough truth that it clearly makes Jason Perrault uncomfortable. Lagunitas Brewing Co. founder Tony Magee, @lagunitasT on Twitter, wrote: “Who would u guess 2 be the most important person in US craft brewing? A brewer..? Think again. He’s a Hop grower named Jason Perrault! Word.” Magee often posts provocative statements, and Perrault... View Article
Culture Looking Back at a Quarter Century of Business, Beer and People January 1, 2014 - Stan Hieronymus
Fifty-six American breweries began operating in 1988. By necessity, 55 of them started small. That they all started 25 years ago was mostly coincidence. Noteworthy breweries opened in pretty much every one of the years before and after. But ultimately, as Goose Island Beer Co. founder John Hall put it, “It was a special year.”... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features July 1, 2010 - Rick Lyke
In England they head to the pub for a session. The stammtisch is a German beer hall tradition where regulars gather at the same table each week. In Ireland they crave craic on Saturday night. In America, we meet with friends at happy hour.
Full Pints - Pull Up A Stool July 1, 2007 - Julie Johnson
How did you get into brewing? I was fortunate enough to go to Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, MI in 1990. By that time Larry Bell was fairly well established at his brewery, so my first microbrew experiences were some of Larry Bell’s creations. I started homebrewing shortly after moving there. I also had the opportunity... View Article
Full Pints - Live Beer - People The Brewers Behind the Awards September 1, 2004 - Julie Johnson Bradford
In his scant nine years as a professional brewer, Matt Brynildson has worked for one award-winning brewery after another: Goose Island in Chicago, SLO Brewing in California, Firestone Walker in California.