Hosted by Stephen Staples
Saison, Helles, Märzen…if you haven’t perused a beer list lately, you might be surprised by its sophistication. One of the major players in the rise of craft beer is Gordon Strong, an award-winning homebrewer, beer judge and author.
As the principal author of the Beer Judge Certification Program’s (BJCP) style guidelines, Strong has heavily influenced how microbreweries describe and market their beers. Join us for a discussion of beer vs. wine tastings from a judge’s perspective, how beer styles are defined and used, and emerging styles from around the world.
Strong is President Emeritus and the highest-ranking judge in the BJCP, judging at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and many international commercial beer competitions. In addition to authoring two books – Brewing Better Beer and Modern Homebrew Recipes – Strong is the style column editor for BYO magazine, and a frequent feature article writer. He is also the only three-time winner of the coveted Ninkasi Award.