Good Beer Hunting

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Gray Chapman

Gray Chapman is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Punch, Atlas Obscura, Racked, Atlanta Magazine, and The New York Times. Her work covers a broad range of topics that include—but are not limited to—disease, vermin, and subcultures. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Dane, and two objectively perfect dogs.

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Beca Grimm

Beca is an Atlanta-based culture writer and editor. She enjoys chasing her five animals around their 100-year-old house in SWATS, eating corn chips, and being horizontal. Grimm also co-created and acts as EIC for feminist cannabis culture zine Dope Girls, which in addition to an actual print product and community events, functions as a vehicle to raise funds for reproductive justice in the Southeast.

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Stephanie Grant

Stephanie has had many loves, but craft beer continues to capture her heart; she’s an Atlanta native who loves experiencing a new city's culinary and beer scene. When she isn’t in front of a computer, Stephanie's in the kitchen passionately experimenting with pairing food with delicious ales and lagers.

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Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She's been making coffee for the last eight years, and is the online editor of Barista Magazine. After getting fed up with coffee bros, she created and currently hosts a podcast called Boss Barista, examining the coffee industry through a feminist lens.

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Stan Hieronymus

Ernie Banks hit a home run in the first major league baseball game Stan Hieronymus attended. Somehow a report about the game appeared in a newspaper available almost immediately after the game. Journalism followed.

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Cormac Wall

Cormac Wall is a long-time supporter of craft beer in London. He moved over in 2010 from his native Cork so that he could be involved with the exciting scene he saw developing at the time and hasn’t looked back since. He can now be found traversing Ireland, The UK and mainland Europe searching out the best of European craft beer for UK retailer Honestbrew.

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Luke O'Neil

Luke O'Neil is a journalist from Boston. He is a writer-at-large for Esquire and contributes to many other publications. He sings in a band called no hope / no harm and hosts Emo Night Boston.

Collin McDonnell

Collin McDonnell is the CEO of HenHouse Brewing Company. He loves beer, independent business, big ideas, and talking. He has impulse control issues around sour candy.

Brody Rossiter

Brody is responsible for social and storytelling at online beer retailer, HonestBrew. He is also a freelance journalist who spends his spare time writing about film, music and television. He’s passionate about beer, photography and finding a way to live by the sea.

Shelby Fero

Shelby Fero is an Emmy-winning screenwriter and non-Emmy-winning performer. She lives in Los Angeles, but still doesn’t have a dog. You can find her on Twitter at @shelbyfero

Peter Bissell

Peter Bissell co-founded Bissell Brothers Brewing Company with his brother, Noah. He’s also a partner of the Highroller Lobster Co. Peter lives in South Portland with his wife and growing family. He enjoys photography, hockey, reading nonfiction, and exploring food and drink in Maine and beyond.

Keaton Patti

Keaton is a writer and comedian living in New York City. He has contributed writings for The New Yorker, Comedy Central, The Onion, Funny or Die, CollegeHumor and McSweeney's Quarterly and Internet Tendency, where his column Rebunking Conspiracy Theories is published. You may remember him from the previous sentences.

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the co-founder of the Toast and the author of The Merry Spinster. He is currently Dear Prudence at Slate.

Alyssa Pereira

Alyssa is a Bay Area native and a writer living in San Francisco. By day, she writes about pop culture, entertainment and beer for SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle, and by night she writes about, well, beer again. When she's not working you can usually find her on a run, at a concert with her boyfriend, or at Toronado talking to a stranger about her cat. She'd love to meet you but asks just one thing first: Please don't call it San Fran.

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Brian Alberts

Brian Alberts is completing his Ph.D. in history at Purdue University, and researches 19th century German immigration to the Midwest through the lens of the brewing industry.

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Julie Verratti

Julie Verratti is a Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, MD. Julie earned her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University where she played varsity soccer. After college, she directed and advised on electoral and issue campaigns in various states before earning her law degree from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to co-founding Denizens Brewing Co. she was a Presidential Management Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Julie was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Brewer’s Association, and currently sits on the Diversity Committee for the BA. Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Brewer’s Association of Maryland and Co-Chairs the Government Affairs Committee for BAM. She is also the Treasurer of the BAM PAC. Julie directs all business development and distribution sales for Denizens Brewing Co. She still plays soccer on the weekends and tries to ride her motorcycle whenever her schedule or the weather permits. The best decision she ever made was to jump into the beer business.

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Jonny Garrett

Jonny is a London-based beer writer, author and film maker. As well as being founder of Youtube's Craft Beer Channel, he does digital marketing for Verdant Brewing Co.

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Melissa Cole

Award-winning beer writer Melissa Cole calls London home but works all over the world, from judging some of the most prestigious beer competitions, running beer-matched events, collab brewing, training staff, advising burgeoning beer markets and trying not to set light to festivals whilst doing cooking with beer demos. Working on her third book, about cooking and pairing with beer, she’d rather be doing anything other than writing about the sexual politics of the beverage but apparently still needs to, because a big chunk of the brewing world hasn’t got the equality memo yet. Melissa Cole is a Certified Cicerone®

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Kristen Foster

Kristen is a Boston-based newcomer to beer writing and photography. A Baltimore native, her interest in beer grew when she moved to New England 15 years ago. She can generally be found with a beer or old fashioned in her hand and believes a 4 hour drive is a reasonable distance for a weekend getaway. Her passion for sharing beer and food with people has taken her to destinations across the United States and globe - she’s likely planning her next adventure right now.

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Miguel Rivas

Miguel is a Brooklyn-based photographer and creator of The BeerTrekker, a photographic journey and storytelling project about beer culture and the people behind it. Over the last 4 years Miguel has visited over 300 breweries throughout the US and Internationally, to destinations like Western Canada, Costa Rica, and Monaco.

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Jennifer Briggs

Jennifer Briggs brings over two decades of practice in human resources, organizational development, and executive leadership. She served as Head of Human Resources with New Belgium Brewing for 12 years curating the creation of a winning, 'best of' workplace and now serves as an educator and advisor to companies who want to lead and define value in a more holistic manner. Building healthy, profitable and participatively managed companies is her passion and she is an activist for broadly shared capital ownership. She serves on advisory boards for Organically Grown and The Moxie Exchange, is a member of the Board of Directors for PFS Brands and an associate with the Beyster Institute at the University of San Diego. She holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Graduate certificate in Enterprise Project Management and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education.

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Sarah Rybicki

Sarah Rybicki has been working in the beer industry in a variety of roles for the past eight years, the past five of which have been in St. Louis. She is the author behind the blog The Barley Broad, and contributes to local beer blog Saint Brewis and podcast Beering Impaired.

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Claire Bullen

Claire is a writer who lives and works in London, though her American origins mean she still jets over to the East Coast pretty frequently. When she’s not focused on beer, she spends her time developing recipes, writing fiction, and mainlining podcasts.

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Isaac Adler

Isaac is a voracious Instagrammer, with an appetite for great beer and food experiences. He helps us create fun new ways of engaging our audiences on social media, and helps us see the world through the eyes of our biggest fans.

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Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth lives and drinks in Portland, Oregon, and has been writing professionally for over 15 years. His passion has taken him all over the world where he’s collected insight and know-how for a number of books, including “Brewing the World's Classic Styles: Advice From the Pros,” his comprehensive guide to beer, “The Beer Bible,” and soon, a wonderful introduction to another fermented cousin, cider called “Cider Made Simple.”

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J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham

A professor of Communication Studies at Randolph College, Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham has dedicated her career to the study of American beer. As the Diversity Ambassador for the Brewers Association, Dr. J. works to provide industry members with effective strategies for aligning inclusive organizational practices with overall organizational goals and tactics for diagnosing and removing barriers to access for populations that are underrepresented among craft beer drinkers and producers.

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Emily Berman

Emily grew up with a healthy respect for food preparations, observing and helping in the kitchen at every opportunity. After transplanting from Virginia to Chicago, she joined a CSA program for the first time, sparking her interest in locality and seasonality and rekindling the romance of her summers spent on her grandparents' farm.

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David Berg

David Berg earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1988 and graduated from the American Brewers Guild Craft Brewer’s Apprenticeship Program in 1996. He was the Head Brewer at Water Tower Brewing Company in Eden Prairie, Minnesota from 1996 to 2002, the Head Brewer at Bandana Brewery in Mankato from 2002-2006., He has worked at August Schell Brewing Company since 2006.

Joshua M. Bernstein

Joshua M. Bernstein is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of The Complete Beer Course, Complete IPA and Homebrew World. And yes, he'd like another round of pilsners, please.

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Max Blau

Max Blau is a journalist who lives in Atlanta. The light from the unnecessarily large Kroger sign on Ponce used to shine into his apartment at night. He never thought he would miss that stark white glow. He’s now headed to Publix.

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Amy Brown

Amy Brown used to get paid a lot of money to make tweets for brands. Now she makes dumb tweets for free in Columbus, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She hates IPAs (don’t @ her about this).

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Stephanie Byce

Stephanie is a writer and photographer focused on Midwestern beer. She found her way to Chicago from Northern Wisconsin. When not hiding behind a camera lens or hunched over a laptop working on her blog, The Girl and Her Beer, she often finds herself on the back stairwell of her apartment building, drinking with her cat.

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Jeff Cagle

Jeff is a freelance photographer in Chicago who tells journalistic and editorial stories for some of the regions' biggest newspapers and magazines. Sometimes he'll break your heart, and sometimes he'll lift your spirits — all with a single photo.

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Bill Covaleski

Bill is a Founder and Brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company, is a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Covaleski's passion for home beer brewing lead him from a short career as an art director to a five-year apprenticeship under German trained Dutch brewmaster, Theo deGroen. In 1993 he earned a degree from the Doemens Institute of Munich Germany, having completed their International Course in Brewing Studies. Covaleski plays a pivotal, creative role in leading the overall growth and brand strategies of Victory Brewing Company.

Matthew Curtis

Matthew is a British writer and photographer based in London, England who formerly served as GBH’s UK Editor. He brought in-depth stories from the UK beer scene to GBH’s global audience while also covering the U.S., Europe, and New Zealand.

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Doug Dayhoff

Doug is President of Upland Brewing Co. based on Bloomington, Indiana. Upland operates a regionally distributed production brewery and a brewery focused on wood-aged sour ales, as well as 4 award-winning retail pubs. Doug recieved his BA in philosophy in 1992, was a Finance Manager at GE, and an associate professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business before leaving to purchase Upland Brewing Co. in 2006 with other investors. Upland was originally started in 1998.

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Jason Diamond

Jason Diamond was born in Skokie, Illinois just before Ronald Reagan took office, although he remembers absolutely nothing about the Carter administration. He grew up in the Chicagoland area and moved to New York in his early 20s, but loves both places equally and with all of his heart. He's written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, The Wall Street Journal, New Republic, and Vice among many others. He's currently the sports editor at Rolling Stone. His memoir, Searching For John Hughes, was released in November of 2016

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Dave Eisenberg

Dave was born in Boston, and now lives just outside of it. He wrote for Brewbound among other places and now leads our news reporting daily. He is fond of cats, heavy music, and the “New England style” IPA. He's also "legit embarassed" that he doesn't have a better photo of himself and last we heard he was asking his parents to look for a better one.

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Ann Friedman

Ann Friedman is a freelance journalist, columnist for New York magazine, and co-host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend.

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Jesse Friedman

Jesse Friedman is the brewmaster and co-founder of Almanac Beer Co. He oversees the brewery’s production, sales, and taproom operations. He firmly asserts that Mission-style burritos > all other burritos.

The GBH Collective

At GBH, we never drink alone. Our growing network of talented writers, photographers, and designers, sought out and curated by GBH Founder, Michael Kiser, aims to create the most compelling and insightful stories in beer.

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C.J. Golobish

C.J. Golobish is a Certified Cicerone® and the brewer for Liability Brewing Company, which is currently under construction in ambrosial Greenville, SC. He and his wife, both former Marines, are tolerated by a geriatric pug-mix and a smarmy cat. His musing can be found @ourdailyquest.

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Tobias Göth

Tobias is an art director and photographer from north Sweden who has pursued his passion for craft beer across the globe. In his role as a craft beer consultant he helps breweries and others in building both strong brands and bold flavors.

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Oliver Gray

Oliver is the Marketing Manager for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House in Baltimore, Maryland. He's also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Nonfiction Writing program, and his blog, Literature and Libation, won the NAGBW award for "best blog" three years running. The fastest way to his heart is a pint of cask mild.

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Chris Herron

Chris is the CEO of Creature Comforts Brewig in Athens, Georgia, a role he took on in 2014 after leaving his position as Finance Director for the Open States, National Accounts, and Military Spirits and Wines at Diageo.

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Bill Holland

Bill lives in Knoxville, Tennesee and is a MillerCoors Sales Rep by day, observing + experiencing the wonderful world of beer through the lens of marketing + sales. In his spare time, he captures his personal journey through beer and shares it on his blog Little White.

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Jake Hukee

Jake is a street photographer and graphic designer based in Chicago. For the past five years he's been gallivanting across America, and as as far away as the Austrian Alps, to find new subjects to shoot.

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Khris Johnson

Khris is the founding brewer for Green Bench Brewing Co. in St. Petersberg, Florida. Before that he worked for Cigar City Brewing and two years at Southern Brewing and Winemaking.

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Marika Josephson

Marika Josephson is a co-owner and brewer at Scratch Brewing Company in Ava, Illinois, and is the co-author of The Homebrewer's Almanac. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research.

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Kyle Kastranec

Kyle is a creative director, photographer, and writer, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. He’s really into Cleveland sports, coffee, saisons, and barbecued meats. He's also the brains behind the hashtag, #banquetandchill. Stop calling him a goddamn millennial, please.

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Breandán Kearney

Originally from Ireland but now based in Belgium, Breandán writes longform narrative features on beer, food and culture. He was the BGBW's Beer Writer of the Year 2015 and the NAGBW's Best Beer History Writer in 2017. His Belgian Smaak site was named by the NAGBW as Best Beer Blog in 2017 and Best Beer Podcast in 2018. He brews at Siphon Brewing, Ratebeer's 'Best New Brewery in Belgium' in 2017.

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Michael Kiser

Michael is the founder of Good Beer Hunting. He travels the globe — writing, shooting, and collaborating with breweries of all shapes and sizes. This site is his chronicle of a life in beer as he witnesses the cultural explosion first-hand and finds the people, places, and products with amazing stories.

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Jeremy D. Larson

Jeremy is a senior editor at Pitchfork. His writing has appeared The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Hazlitt, and elsewhere. He's from Wisconsin, but currently lives in Brooklyn.

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Brandon Morreale

Brandon is an art director, photographer and interactive designer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Weekends at Michigan breweries in his early 20s helped create an interest in craft beer and its creativity-oriented culture—an interest that has taken him to breweries all over the country. He still carries a soft spot for his first craft beer, a New Holland Mad Hatter. In his spare time he teaches college-level web design and runs long distances to burn off the beers he had last night.

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Nate Micklos

Nate Micklos is a GBH contributor focused on economics and marketing, drawing expertise from his MBA and previous role as the U.S. brand manager of Pacifico beer. He recently relocated to Seattle from his hometown Chicago and currently works as a Senior Manager at

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Drew Millard

Drew Millard is a professional writer and amateur golfer living in Durham, North Carolina.

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Amanda Mull

Amanda Mull was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in magazine journalism, which now seems sort of like saying she has a degree in cassette tapes. She’s an editor and writer living in Brooklyn, New York, covering everything from fashion to football for places like Rolling Stone, Glamour, Eater, Racked, and more.

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Nicci Peet

Nicci is a freelance photographer based in Bristol, UK, who is passionate about beer and food. You can see more of her work at

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Jim Plachy

Jim Plachy lives in the suburbs of Chicago. He used to write and podcast about video games but then he started drinking. He works in downtown Chicago doing a job with computers that his parents don’t understand. He also has two kids but they are too young to be interesting.

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Evan Rail

Originally from California, Evan is a long-term resident of Prague, where he writes and researches travel, food, and drink, mostly for the New York Times, as well as other publications. He generally covers central and eastern Europe, but also places like England, Italy, France, and Switzerland.

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Austin L. Ray

Austin lives in Atlanta with his wife, son, and two dogs, working for MailChimp by day and other folks—mostly GBH, tbh—by night and weekend. He writes The Georgia Brewsletter, likes weird beer, black t-shirts with white print, growing leafy greens in his yard, pit bulls, fancy socks, and nice people.

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Chase Mitchell

Chase Mitchell is a comedian and comedy writer, originally from Atlanta, who now lives in Los Angeles against his better judgment. He has written for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity on Netflix, and several rightfully failed pilots. He is mildly afraid of being sued over this piece.

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Dave Riddile

Dave is the Social Media/Marketing Manager for The Collective Brewing Project in Fort Worth, TX. Sometimes he takes alright photos and is half decent at putting coherent sentences together in article form. When he isn't doing "brewery things" you may find him teaching music at the local community college, traveling places to drink beer, or dreaming about cheese.

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Luke Robertson

Luke is originally from small town New Zealand, and has lived in Melbourne, Australia for almost 10 years working for a media company in all things operational and content creation/capture. He's also one of the creators of Ale of a Time.

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Matthew Rogers

Matthew Clark Rogers is a lifestyle photographer and film maker based in San Diego, Ca. When he's not shooting photos he's riding his skateboard.

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Bryan Roth

Bryan Roth is a writer living in Durham, North Carolina, who's been recognized by the North American Guild of Beer Writers with a "best blog" award for his site, This is Why I'm Drunk. He recently became the lead of the NAGBW.

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Matthew Sampson

Matt is a self-taught photographer and PhD chemist. He recently transitioned from lab research to serving as the Brand Manager and head of Quality Control for Hacienda Beer Co. in Baileys Harbor, WI. Matt also loves hiking and backpacking and is constantly searching for his next outdoor adventure.

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Mike Sardina

Mike Sardina is the Events Manager, Hospitality Lead, and Employee Wellness Director at Bissell Brothers Brewing in Portland, Maine. In addition to writing words and shooting photos, he plays the crucial role of GBH Typo Patrol. When he's not exploring New England's natural beauty and the thriving beer community within it, he’s probably contemplating the foamy perfection that is a Suarez Family Brewery Lager pour.

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Hillary Schuster

Hillary is a designer and stylist in Chicago specializing in weddings and events. For Good Beer Hunting, she creates an endless amount of stunning collateral and helps plan special gatherings, bringing the GBH experience to life for some of my most important audiences.

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Chris Scott

Chris Scott writes, gardens, and bakes pies in Washington, DC. He writes for The Observer and occasionally reviews movies he hasn't actually seen. You should follow him on Twitter.

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Cory Smith

Cory Smith is a creative director and photographer based in Brooklyn. He got his start shooting fashion as well as concerts in the New York area and festivals abroad. After covering the music scene for years, he decided to turn his lens to his other passion, craft beer. Combining his passion for travel and beer has taken him throughout the US and internationally to places like Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.

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Mark Spence

Mark is a theater producer in Chicago. He helps lead the Bruised Orange Theater Company, and helps create the I Saw You Series. He also is the co-creator and director of the Laarsen's podcast. He's been an avid homebrewer for years. He was first features as our Hunter/Gatherer #14.

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Andrew Thiboldeaux

Andrew is a musician, singer-songwriter who creates original scores for GBH videos and the podcast. He's one-half of the mathrock/boroque pop duo, Pattern is Movement, out of Philadelphia, PA.

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Katie Muggli

Katie Muggli is the On-Premise Sales Manager for Modist Brewing Co. in Minneapolis, MN. When she’s not peddling beer, she travels as much as she can. She also enjoys writing, playing fetch with her cat Gee, and photography—especially when it involves her Groucho Glasses.

Blake Tyers

Blake Tyers spent years in Atlanta’s film industry as a motion picture stills photographer, shooting shows like The Walking Dead and Halt and Catch Fire. But photography took a backseat when he started making beer for Creature Comforts Brewing Co. These days, he’s the brewery’s GABF-medal winning Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager.

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Lily Waite

Lily is a London-based writer and artist, as well as head of content for beer festival organisers We Are Beer. She likes Table Beer, queer stuff, and forgetting to update her blog, Craft Queer.

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Max Wastler

Max Wastler is an online store owner and writer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. With his blog, All Plaidout, television pilot Made Right Here, and shop, Buckshot Sonny's, he strives to tell a uniquely American story through the people he meets, the places he goes, and the products he finds for his shop.

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Content Summaries

Mother of Invention with Guinness

The beer industry is often spurred on by the need to meet new necessity with invention. This leads to all sorts of unique evolutionary paths in the history of beer, from making to selling to drinking. Brought to you in collaboration with Guinness, these are the innovations, big and small, old and new, that have transformed the beer in your hand in surprising ways.

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About Message in a Bottle

More than a category, Belgian beer is a tradition, approach, and never-ending dialog about how beer can and should be made. These are stories exploring how the Belgian brewing experience has perhaps found a forever-home in the American brewing psyche, and with drinkers around the world. Brought to you in collaboration with Brewery Ommegang.

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About the Podcast

The GBH podcast is devoted to using craft beer as a bridge between other types of businesses, craft-oriented cultures, and what we eat and drink. Interviews with brewers, aficionados, and makers of all types with one thing in common – a fascination with what's happening in craft beer. Recorded at GBH Studios in Chicago, Illinois.

About b-Roll

b-Roll captures the little moments that happen along this incredible beer journey of mine. It’s behind the scenes, around the corner, and up in your grill. It's more of what beer and craft looks like — from the center of the movement.

About Sightlines

Beer is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. Nearly everyday, something happens that hints at a possible future that none of us could have predicted. It's a business, it's a culture, it's constantly changing. This is us keeping up.


We form partnerships with ambitious, creative people all over the world to help inspire curiosity and a sense of exploration in food and beverage. We love bringing people into the GBH fold as much as we love supporting them in their own visions. These collaborations are how we become more than the sum of our parts.

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Critical Drinking

Beer is so much more than what's in the bottle for the men and women who make it and sell it. There are real livelihoods at stake, and they spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the industry they serve. These are their forward-looking thoughts, and their critical thinking on what's happening now.

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Deep Six

The constant newness of craft beer has taken a real toll on the concept of a simple go-to sixer. With Deep Six, we challenge our writers to commmit to one, if only for a time, and really explore a six pack's possibilities. The result is a look at how life goes when you spend a little more time with a beer you just might love.

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Dropping Pins

While our growing network of writers and photographers increasingly provide perspectives on beer from around the globe, they don't exactly stay put. As our team drops in to a new city or scene, they work to get at the heart of what makes it tick and capture the spirit of its inhabitants. While it might all go by a blur, their stories serve as bread crumbs by which we all might be able to trace their footsteps.

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Fervent Few

Our comunity of subscribers is more than just support - they're helping us navigate an increasingly complex and exciting beer world. After subscribing via Patreon, they joing our community and contribute to the dialog that we cherish - smart, informed, and curious.

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Fulton & Wood

Craft beer is all about exploring new territory and re-imagining old traditions. The Fulton & Wood series is the literal intersection of these ideals at Goose Island, and for the past few years, we've seen some of the most adventurous and inspired beers come from these teams made up of people from all over the company — brewers, accountants, marketers, operations — everyone.

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We aim to create events that inspire the industry and its consumers alike. From small, intimate gatherings, to larger, compelling experiences for craft beer's most important audiences, GBH and its partners are continuously re-inventing the craft beer narrative.

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GBH in Residence

Sometimes to get the real story, you have to go beyond the brewery tour and the tasting room, and literally join the crew in their daily grind. For the Residence series, GBH spends a day or two working alongside brewers, cidermakers, cellarmen and delivery drivers. It's what the craft industry looks like on its own terms.

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GBH Provisions

We explore the culinary side of beer through unique, imaginative pairings and often use beer as an ingredient in the kitchen. We're looking for flavor and fun, offering recipes that are as tasty as they are easy to make.

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Dope Girls

Rolling a joint after work has become, for many, as normal as cracking a cold one—a way to unwind and take pleasure in a ritual. And for some, understanding where that product comes from, how it’s made, and by whom, is localizing the experience and creating a larger culture in new and fascinating ways. Dope Girls is a feminist cannabis culture zine that’s released biannually, and now GBH and Dope Girl’s co-founder Beca Grimm will be digging into the intersections of cannabis and beer and a damn good time.

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House Culture

They say beer is responsible for civilization. These essays are our way of intersecting with the larger world of storytelling and criticism that makes the observed life worth drinking.

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Humanity in Hospitality

The common refrain that “beer people are good people” will always contain some dissonance as thousands more people enter the industry. Issues will continue to emerge that challenge the notion that there’s anything exceptional about the beer industry over any other sector. But it’s my experience that if we continue to recognize problems, discuss them openly and, more importantly, take action, then “beer people are good people” is a promise always in the act of being fulfilled, however imperfectly.

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The Third Place

These are the people in your neighborhood and in the so-called beer community. They hang out at bars, taprooms, breweries, and anywhere else you can find the good stuff. They have big opinions, open minds, and an adventurous spirit, which is why we’re taking notes and learning as much as we can from them.

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News + Updates

Keep up with this cultural rocketship as we take to the sky, land in far-away places, kick off great new projects, and annouce exciting events. It's not all the news that's fit to print, but it'll certianly drive you to drink.

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Perfect Pour

Every beer, no mater how humble, has a platonic ideal. And depending on the context, you might just get the perfect pour. This series is devoted to those moments in which we feel we may have discovered the perfect time, place, and people with which a beer's best life has been lived.

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Inspired by master internet curator, Jessica Stanley, Read.Look.Drink. captures the most inspiring culture and content that burrowed into the minds of the GBH Collective this past week. Great reads, stunning images, and beers that chart new territory—all submitted from our international network of contributors.

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Sightlines Feature

Elaborating on the implications of big plays, smart moves, and otherwise curious indicators of a possible future for the craft and business of beer-making

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Wherever there's a house devoted to the craft, GBH will find them. Big and small, near and far, old school and avant garde, they all play a role in the next generation of beer.

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The Cultivated Beer

GBH goes to the source in this new series, starting with hop farms, and soon venturing in to the grain, fruit, and even the water that goes in to your beer. As the industry grows, these become more than ingredients, they become relationships. And that's how you cultivate a beer.

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The Hustle

Keep up with the business of GBH as we help re-invent breweries, kick off great new projects, and annouce exciting collaborations. Our growing team of strategists, designers, videographers, and producers are insatiable.

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Travel Stories

Beer is a global culture — often the only passport you need to to see a people and a place for who they truly are. GBH's travels take you deeper than a brewery tour, or a night out on the town — we connect with the influencers in the local brewing scene, capture their stories, and show you how the future of beer is shaping up, on a global scale.

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Some beers really are about more than what's in the bottle. These stories share the impact, origin story, or spirit of a beer you may already love, but know almost nothing about. These are the beers that inspire us in more ways that one.

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Uppers & Downers

World Barista Champion, Stephen Morrissey + Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting have been working with some of the most creative brewers and roasters in the country to create and showcase innovative coffee beers, and bring together two of our most progressive craft cultures. Through a series of festivals, educational and competitive events, the series has inspired some amazing creations that explore the edges of our collective palates, technical knowledge, and artistry.

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With some stories you only get once chance to do it right. So we don't worry about keeping it short or "going viral," because capturing the in-depth stories of breweries past and present requires a narrative approach. And the only limit on the attention of today's online audinces is the value of the story being told.

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Coming to America

Stories about upstart and iconic breweries from around the world that have been impacting U.S. drinkers for generations, and those that are just beginning to make the journey. Brought to you with a generous underwriting commitment from Guinness.

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Into the Wild

The evolution of wild and sour ale in America is a story all its own, and we're still in the early, foundational chapters. This is how these beers challenge and inspire the brewers and drinkers who seek them out. Brought to you with a generous underwriting commitment from New Belgium.

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