1. Garrett Oliver, The Brooklyn Brewery
Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, author of The Brewmaster’s Table, and one of the foremost authorities in the world on the subject of beer.
2. Linus Hall, Yazoo Brewing Company
Owner of one of Tennessee’s best microbreweries, Linus Hall got into the beer business on a lark with a buddy and a home brewing kit from Rolling Stone magazine.
3. Nathan Zeender, Right Proper Brewing Company
Led by Nathan Zeender, Right Proper’s brewers understand the age-old techniques and traditions of classic brewing – yet work with a sense of fun and whimsy.
4. Adam Woodson, The Damascus Brewery
Since there was no work in his wife’s hometown of Damascus, Virginia, Adam Woodson created his own job by starting The Damascus Brewery! Clever Man!
5. Scott Vaccaro, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Scott began brewing beer at the ripe old age of 17, and hasn’t looked back since. Scott has been fortunate to mix the practical knowledge gained from years of home brewing with 4 years of brewing education all with the goal of opening a brewery and creating beers for people to enjoy.
6. Jon Connolly, Carolina Brewery
Jon Connolly is the Director of Brewing Operations at Carolina Brewery, the fifth oldest brewery in North Carolina. Owner Robert Poitras found him at the world famous Siebel Institute and together the two men have built Carolina Brewery.
7. Will Durgin, Atlas Brew Works
When he doesn’t have his rubber boots on Will Durgin enjoys hiking with his dog in the mountains, traveling great distances to see Phish shows or sharing a bottle of really fancy beer with a pretty girl.
8. Jamie Bartholomaus, Foothills Brewing
From an initial annual output of just 800 barrels in 2005, Jamie has grown Foothills into a multimillion dollar regional brewery approaching 40,000 barrels a year in production.
9. Chris Kuhn, Baying Hound Aleworks
Chris has gone on record as believing dogs are of divine status and in many cases, far superior to humans. Dogs seem to flock to him, maybe it just that he’s an all around likable guy.
10. Will Isley, Steel String Craft Brewery
Will Isley diligently works to make sure every drop of steel string represents the best of what a hand crafted and beloved beer can be!
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