Category: Last Call

Historian Theresa McCulla Embarks on the Smithsonian’s American Brewing History Initiative Last Call by

In her new role overseeing the American Brewing History Initiative, Theresa McCulla has been sifting through the National Museum of American History’s brewing collections.

Architect Stephen Oliver, OPA Design Studio Principal, on Designing for Breweries Last Call by

Architect Stephen Oliver has designed over a dozen breweries in the Austin area, creating a niche he gets to enjoy long after the ribbons are cut.

Maya Contreras, Co-Host of PBS Television Series Brewed in NY Last Call by

In the PBS television series Brewed in NY, Maya Contreras and co-host Matt Archambault travel to the breweries, farms, and festivals that make up the state’s flourishing beer industry.

Neil Witte, Craft Quality Solutions Founder, on Quality Control After Beer Leaves the Brewery Last Call by

After 16 years doing field quality work for Duvel Moortgat USA and Boulevard Brewing Co., Neil Witte founded Craft Quality Solutions to end the era of shadowy shipping and handling, and answer the industry’s call to focus on quality.

John Cochran, Terrapin Co-Founder, on his Asheville Brewpub UpCountry and Beer’s Localized Future Last Call by

For an industry veteran who wanted to run a smaller, neighborhood brewpub, the friendlier laws in North Carolina were a huge incentive for the Terrapin co-founder to launch UpCountry Brewery in Asheville.

Cody Lindquist and Charlie Todd, Hosts, Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table Last Call by

On the Two Beers In podcast, comedians Charlie Todd and Cody Lindquist invite friends and policy wonks to hash out the latest political news in front of a live audience—after chugging two session beers.

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Last Call by

Whether reporting on international beer mergers or just gently poking fun at American-style light lagers, it’s clear that Kai Ryssdal, host of public radio program Marketplace, possesses a passion for beer.

Jon Downing, Brewmaster Professor, Niagara College Teaching Brewery Last Call by

Thanks to Jon Downing’s leadership, Niagara College Teaching Brewery won the first US Open College Beer Championship in July 2016, a competition among collegiate brewing programs.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.

Lenox Mercedes, Founder, High-Gravity Hip-Hop Last Call by

Lenox Mercedes was raised in New York City during hip-hop’s golden era. Years later, he’s tapping kegs while Atlantans dance to classic beats at one of the beer festivals hosted by his company, High-Gravity Hip-Hop.

Sean Lynch, Founder, Clean Beer Project Last Call by

Sean Lynch launched the Clean Beer Project, which travels to bars in New York City, scrubs down beer lines, and lets patrons know via Twitter that their favorite bar is now squeaky clean.

Katie Wallace, Assistant Director of Sustainability at New Belgium Last Call by

Environmental efficiency is embedded in the culture at New Belgium Brewing, largely thanks to Katie Wallace, assistant director of sustainability.

Nikita Filippov, Dmitry Buldakov & Artem Kolchukov, Co-founders of AF Brew Last Call by

In 2012, three men launched one of the first craft breweries in Russia’s former capital. Now a handful of likeminded gypsy brewers in St. Petersburg are leading the country’s nascent beer renaissance.

Steve Hamburg, Cellarman of Chicago Beer Society’s Day of the Living Ales Last Call by

What started with a taste of real ale on a 1987 trip to Europe drew Steve Hamburg back to the UK over 40 times, and led him to co-found Chicago’s Real Ale Festival in 1996.

Ludger Berges, Owner of Hopfen & Malz Last Call by

When Ludger Berges opened his boutique bottle shop in Berlin four years ago, the city’s craft brewing scene was just starting to take shape. Since then, Berlin’s craft beer market has exploded.

Javed Murad, Founder of White Owl Brewery Last Call by

Javed Murad navigated tight regulations and a cutthroat real estate market to launch White Owl Brewery in his hometown of Mumbai, India.

Kurt Widmer, Co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing Last Call by

From wrapping fermentors in electric blankets, to seeing Widmer Brothers distributed in all 50 states, Widmer has come a long way in the brewery’s 32 years.

Tim Annis, MBA Student and Marketing Consultant at Capital Brewery Last Call by

Tim Annis is an MBS student and a beer geek who couldn’t believe his luck when his professor at the Wisconsin School of Business announced their assignment: develop a branding strategy to revive Capital Brewery in Madison.

Kevin Lilly, Founder, Rock Brothers Brewing Last Call by

Many breweries have tried to build on the likemindedness of musicians and craft brewers. Rock Brothers seems to have gotten it right. Since 2012, Rock Brothers has partnered with Hootie and the Blowfish, 311 and other bands to release several award-winning beers.

Sylvia Kopp, Brewers Association’s American Craft Beer Ambassador Last Call by

As the Brewers Association’s new American craft beer ambassador in Europe, Sylvia Kopp, a beer sommelier from Germany, will travel the continent demystifying US craft beer for emerging markets abroad.

Chris Tkach, Founder and Head Brewer, Idle Hands Craft Ales Last Call by

The warehouse where Idle Hands Craft Ales, Chris and Grace Tkach’s Belgian-focused brewery, has been housed since its opening in 2011 will be razed to make way for Wynn Casinos Everett. They plan to reopen bigger and better.

Stefano Daneri, Project Manager of Good People Brewing Co.’s Adopt-the-Hops Program Last Call by

A collaboration between Good People Brewing Co. and Jones Valley Teaching Farm has managed a counterintuitive feat: spreading beer education to adults and food education to youth at the same time.

Dana Garves, Founder of BrewLab Last Call by

Dana Garves believes the future of craft beer lies in quality control. If she’s right, then her new Oregon-based business, BrewLab, is about to be wildly successful.

Tom Peters, Owner of Monk’s Café Last Call by

Peters has made sure we can experience authentic Belgian beer culture at his bar, Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. His employee education program, Monk’s-exclusive beers, and commitment to excellence have won him a semifinalist slot for a 2015 James Beard award.

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