Gregg Smith is an award winning writer, and has appeared in scores of publications. He was named1997 and 2001 Beer Writer of the Year by the North American Guild of Beer Writers, and received the American Breweriana Award for Excellence in 2006. A recipient of 22 “Quill and Tankard” awards, he is a sought after speaker and has lectured at the Smithsonian, Culinary Institute of America, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference, art museums, upscale restaurants, beer camps, etc. Media appearances have included spots on national and international television and radio including several shows on the History, Learning and Discovery channels.
A noted beer historian, and beer styles reviewer, he travels extensively researching, writing and speaking about beer and brewing. He is author of The Beer Enthusiast’s Guide (Storey Communications, 1994) and Beer: A History (Avon Books, 1995), which received a Silver “Quill and Tankard” award. The Beer Drinker’s Bible won the 1998 Gold “Quill and Tankard” as best beer book of the year. His fourth book Beer in America was named best beer book for 1999. Both are available from Brewers Publications.
Gregg is a Grand Master beer judge, he has served on the board and as associate director of the Beer Judge Certification Program. He has judged at the Great American Beer Festival from 1994 to the present and at the bi-annual World Beer Cup.