Category: Last Call

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Pelican Brewing R&D Chef Dan Micolino on Designing Beer Dinners and The Future of Food Last Call by

Pelican Brewing Company’s new research and development chef Dan Micolino aims to highlight the tight link between beer and food at the coastal Oregon brewpub.

What Role Does Geography Play in Beer’s Evolution? Two Professors Explore the Answer in a New Book Last Call by

Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, authors of Atlas of Beer, shed light on the role geography has played in beer’s global evolution.

Paul Humpherson of Oxford Brewery Tap Social on Connecting Ex-Offenders with Jobs in Beer Last Call by

Oxford, England brewery Tap Social links ex-offenders with education, training, and jobs in the beer-making industry.

Laura Boada, Founder of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an All-Female Brewery in Ecuador Last Call by

As the founder and brewmaster of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an all-female brewery in Quito, Ecuador, Boada works to empower women in the brewing industry.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.

Yazan Karadsheh of Carakale Brewing Company on Launching Jordan’s First Microbrewery Last Call by

Before Yazan Karadsheh could come up with a name for his startup, he had to figure out how to translate words like “brewer,” “brewery,” and other beer terminology into Arabic.

Eric Steen, Founder, Beers Made By Walking Last Call by

Beers Made By Walking leads nature walks, teaching the public about local flora and fauna, and encourages brewers to use foraged ingredients in their recipes.

South African Hop Importer Greg Crum, Owner of ZA Hops, on AB InBev’s Monopoly Last Call by

AB InBev’s announcement that it will stop selling South African hops to third parties outside of South Africa forced South African hop importer Greg Crum to close his business, ZA Hops.

Steve Dresler, Sierra Nevada’s Brewmaster, Reflects on His Career and the Industry’s Future Last Call by

Since he began working at Sierra Nevada in 1983, Steve Dresler has helped lead the company from 2,000 barrels a year to over a million.

Brewability Lab’s Tiffany Fixter and Tanner Schneller on Creating Jobs for Adults with Special Needs Last Call by

Tiffany Fixter opened Brewability Lab in Denver with head brewer Tanner Schneller to create job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, including autism.

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.