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Brewers Publications (BP) seeks out the best authors, brewers and homebrewers to share their expertise on a particular subject. From commercial brewing experience to seasoned and experienced writers and leading homebrewers, BP authors have each been selected carefully to contribute to the growing body of knowledge about brewing processes and all manner of beer-related literature.

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Mary Pellettieri

Mary Pellettieri

Mary Pellettieri’s brewing and beverage industry career spans more than two decades. She served as chemist and microbiologist at the Siebel Institute brewing school in Chicago, where she also taught Sensory Management. Later she managed…Read more

Peter Bouckaert

Peter Bouckaert

Prior to relocating to the U.S. in 1996 to become New Belgium Brewing Company’s brewmaster in Ft. Collins, CO, Peter brewed for a decade at Brewery Rodenbach. When Peter joined New Belgium, the company’s portfolio…Read more

Jean-Xavier Guinard

Born on the 4th of July, 1961, and bred in Paris, France, Dr. Jean-Xavier Guinard has lived in the United States and enjoyed the fireworks for his birthday since 1983. Guinard holds a degree in…Read more

Jennifer Talley

Jennifer Talley

Jennifer Talley is the author of Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance. Jennifer’s brewing career began in Utah as brewmaster at Squatters Pub Brewery in Salt Lake City. She honed her skills through a variety…Read more

Fal Allen

Fal Allen has brewed for the likes of Red Hook, Pike Place, Anderson Valley and a five-year stint in Singapore before coming back to Anderson Valley in 2010. Allen was awarded the Brewers Association’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation and Achievement in Craft Brewing in 1999. Fal’s writing …Read more

Charlie Bamforth

Dr. Charlie Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. He has been part of the brewing industry for some 33 years, is a prolific author and penned Standards of Brewing for Brewers Publications.…Read more

Stephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont is one of the world’s most authoritative voices on beer today, as well as a widely recognized writer on spirits, food, cocktails and travel. He is the author of five books on beer including Stephen Beaumont’s Brewpub Cookbook (Brewers Publications, 1998).…Read more

Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth Poet and the award-winning author of fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment and herbal medicine. He is author of Sacred Herbal and Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation.…Read more

Dick Cantwell

Dick Cantwell

One of the industry’s most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, Dick Cantwell heads up brewing operations at Magnolia Brewing Company. Previously he was brewmaster at Elysian Brewing Company that he co-founded in 1996. During his…Read more

Ray Daniels

Ray Daniels is the founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program—the standard for beer sommeliers. Ray is the author, editor or publisher of more than two dozen books on beer and brewing. Examples include his own Designing Great Beers (Brewers Publications, 1998), a classic of U.S. b…Read more

Author Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch is a well-known consultant in the international brewing industry as well as a leading author and speaker about beer. He has written three books: Bavarian Helles (2000), Altbier (1999), and PROST! The Story of German Beer (1997) for Brewers Publications and recently was co-editor of …Read more

Author George Fix

George Fix

The late George Fix will be remembered as a pioneer in finite element methods and phase field methods, and for numerous other contributions to numerical analysis and applied mathematics. George had a second concurrent and distinguished career as a practitioner and scientist in the brewing of beer. …Read more

Terry Foster

Terry was born and educated in London and holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from London University. He started brewing some fifty years ago, and has been brewing at home ever since. He also initiated the Association of Brewers Classic Beer Styles Series with Pale Ale in 1990. This was followed by P…Read more

Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus is a professional journalist and amateur brewer who has made beer his beat since 1993. The editor at, he’s written hundreds of articles for periodicals, co-authored four books with his wife, Daria Labinsky, written Brewing with Wheat (2010) and Brew like a Monk (2005) …Read more

Photo of master brewer, Colin Kaminski.

Colin Kaminski

Colin Kaminski discovered brewing while briefly dating a woman with a degree in fermentation science from UC Davis. Using one of his first three batches of homebrew, Kaminski applied and was hired at Beer, Beer…Read more

Geoff Larson

Brewmaster Geoff Larson and wife, Marcy, started Alaskan Brewing Company more than 25 years ago. Most famous for their Alaskan Smoked Porter when it became one of the first commercially available American smoked beers and one of the most award-winning craft beers in the nation. With decades of smok…Read more

Dr. Michael J. Lewis

Professor Emeritus Michael J. Lewis, Ph.D. F.I. Brew. conducted the program in Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis since 1962. He accepted emeritus status in 1995 but remains active in the profession; he is the academic director of brewing programs in University of California Davi…Read more

Author John Mallett at Bell's Brewery.

John Mallett

John Mallett has managed all beer production for award-winning Bell’s Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich. since 2001, leading many of its brands to near cult status among beer enthusiasts. Throughout his 26-year professional brewing career,…Read more

Phil Markowski

Phil Markowski began his professional brewing career in 1989 with the New England Brewing Company of Norwalk, Connecticut. He has been brewmaster at the Southampton Publick House since its inception in 1996. He is the author of Farmhouse Ales, published in 2004 by Brewers Publications.…Read more

Dave Miller

Dave Miller brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1975 and won Homebrewer of the Year when his Dutch Pilsner was judged Best of Show in 1981. Miller is author of Home Brewing for Americans, the first American book to deal with advanced all-grain brewing techniques. He also authored Continental Pils…Read more

Randy Mosher

Randy Mosher has been writing about beer and brewing since 1989 and is the author of three beer and brewing books: The Brewers Companion (Alephenalia Publications, 1991), Radical Brewing (Brewers Publications, 2004) and Tasting Beer (Storey Publications, 2009), which covers the sensory and stylistic…Read more

Greg Noonan

Greg Noonan was a pioneer in home-brewing methodology, an acclaimed brewing author, a co-founder of one of the first brewpubs in New England, an innovator in professional brewing techniques and a truly great publican. Noonan authored New Brewing Lager Beer for Brewers Publications.…Read more

John P. Palmer

John Palmer

How to Brew author John Palmer was born and raised in Midland, Michigan. He is author of the bestseller How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time and co-author with friend and homebrewer Jamil Zainasheff for Brewing Classic Styles.…Read more

Dan Rabin

Dan Rabin is an award-winning freelance beer and travel journalist from Boulder, Colorado. He is co-author of the Dictionary of Beer and Brewing (Brewers Publications, 1998) and numerous magazines, papers and journals as well as being an award-winning homebrewer.…Read more

Darryl Richman

Darryl Richman’s articles have been published in the pages of Zymurgy, Beer and Brewing series books, Brewing Techniques and The Celebrator. He is author of Bock, one of Brewers Publications’ Classic Beer Style Series.…Read more

Lucy Saunders

Lucy Saunders is the author of The Best of American Beer and Food and editor of She thinks of beer as food and has championed the presence of craft beer at the American table for over 20 years. She now lectures and conducts tasting classes at cooking schools, retailers and non-profit g…Read more

Ken Schramm

Ken Schramm is a mead maker, musician, fruit grower, baker, brewer, hunter, angler, fly tyer and lover of all things gustatory. He is the author of The Compleat Meadmaker (Brewers Publications, 2003), and has been involved in beverage hobbies since 1988.…Read more

Amahl Turczyn Sheppach

Amahl Scheppach is a beer enthusiast, traveler, journalist and homebrewer who lives in Lafayette, Colorado. He is a former craft brewer at The Oasis Brewery in Boulder, Colorado, and The Wolf Tongue Brewery in Nederland, Colorado. He compiled A Year of Beer: 260 Seasonal Homebrew Recipes for Brewer…Read more

Pete Slosberg

He has been called a brewing maverick, a brilliant entrepreneur, an iconoclast, and a marketing icon. Pete Slosberg founded Pete’s Brewing Company in 1986, distributing Pete’s Wicked Ale.…Read more

Gregg Smith

Gregg Smith is 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), as well as The Beer Drinker’s Bible a…Read more

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is the author of Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewers Yeast, as well as a free-lance beer writer. Most recently, he won a gold medal in the American-Belgo category at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival while collaborating with Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago.…Read more

Author Gordon Strong

Gordon Strong

Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers author, Gordon Strong, is the only three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. He is president and highest ranking judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).…Read more

Mitch Steele

Mitch Steele

Mitch Steele is the brewmaster for Stone Brewing Co. Since graduating from UC Davis in 1984 with a fermentation science degree, he has brewed at some of the largest and smallest breweries in the world.…Read more

Author David Sutula

David Sutula

Author of Mild Ale, David Sutula started homebrewing in college. After a stint as a professional brewer, Sutula opened his own ad agency and after 7 years of paying for beer finally went back to homebrewing.…Read more

Author Michael Tonsmeire

Michael Tonsmeire

Michael Tonsmeire is an award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, and has written on sour beers for various magazines. He most recently developed the recipes and grew the microbes for the sour beer program at…Read more

Eric Warner

Eric holds 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 a…Read more

Chris White

Chris White earned his Ph.D. on yeast biochemistry at UC San Diego. He founded White Labs as a yeast and fermentation laboratory for brewers in 1995 and co-authored Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation with Jamil Zainasheff in 2010.…Read more

Jamil Zainasheff

Jamil Zainasheff has co-authored two books, Brewing Classic Styles (Brewer’s Publications, 2007) and Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewers Publications, 2010). Jamil most recently opened Heretic Brewing Company, a 30-barrel brewery in the East Bay region of California’s San Fr…Read more