of Gigantic Brewing Co.
Ben Love at a glance
Brewmaster/Owner, Gigantic Brewing
Years brewing: 11.
Go-to beer from another brewery: Something that’s new.
Beer that inspired him to brew: All the different beers I was able to try while working at Belmont Station when I was 21.
Couldn’t live without: My wife, Andrea—my Luminescent.
Favorite place to have a beer: The remote hot springs I visited in Iceland or Victory Bar, Portland.
Wishes he could buy a round for: Allen Toussaint.
Biggest passion besides brewing: Soul & funk records. I love digging at record shops while traveling the world for the brewery.
Keeping him up at night: Nothing. I sleep like the dead.
Gigantic Brewing Co.
Annual Production: 3,300 barrels
Availability: OR, WA, CA, CO, AK, IL, BC, AB, Norway, New Zealand, Hatos Bar in Tokyo, Brew Dog Bars in the United Kingdom and Mikkeller Bars in Denmark
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.