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
Tag: Matt Brynildson
Culture Looking Back at a Quarter Century of Business, Beer and People January 1, 2014 - Stan Hieronymus
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.