of Gigantic Brewing Co.

All About Beer Magazine - Volume 36, Issue 2
July 21, 2015 By

Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jon Page)

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.

Brewery Profile

Gigantic Brewing Co.

Portland, OR


Founded: 2011

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 Holl
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.