Born and raised in Denver, CO., Eric Warner successfully completed a degree in German Studies at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, before pursuing a formal education in Brewing Science in Germany. After three years of extensive brewery, lab and course work, Eric was awarded the degree ‘Diplom-Braumeister’ from the Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan.
Author of German Wheat Beer, a Classic Beer Style Series book, Eric worked in the US and in Europe at several breweries and visited scores of others. Most notably he worked at Brewery Widmann and Hofbrauhaus Moy, both in the Munich area and at Denver’s famed Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Eric is President of Blue River Brewing Consultants, working as an independent consultant to the microbrewing industry. He is also seriously considering starting his own microbrewery that would produce, among other beers, a German Style wheat beer. Eric’s Weissbier was judged to be the best of the wheat beer category at the 1992 National Homebrew Competition. Eric lives in Lafayette, CO, with his wife, Kristin, and canine companion, Supai. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, flyfishing, reading, tennis and of course, homebrewing.