Gregg Smith, author of Beer in America (Brewers Publications, 1998), was named 1997 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. 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.
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.
Gregg is a Grand Master beer judge, he has served on the board and as associate director of the Beer Judge Certification Program.