Jay Brooks

Craft Beer Author + Writer

His next book, “How to Brew Beer, The Science Behind the Pint” for the Ivy Press, which will be published in the spring of 2016. In early 2015, Brooks developed a Beer Appreciation certificate course for Sonoma State University, which he began teaching for the 2015 spring semester. The 12-week course will be offered twice a year, and he’s also working on creating an advanced class to be launched in spring of 2016.

Brooks co-founded San Francisco Beer Week, the North American Guild of Beer Writers (for which he’s currently its co-President), and also started the Bay Area Beer Bloggers. He also writes about beer online for a variety of websites, including his own Brookston Beer Bulletin (BrookstonBeerBulletin.com) and the BANG’s Eat ● Drink ● Play (http://blogs.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/). In 2014, Brooks was made an honorary “Knight of the Brewers Mash Staff” in Belgium, knighted by the Belgian Brewers Guild.

Important Dates

  • May 14, 2019
    CA Craft Beer Summit Tickets on Sale
  • July 19, 2019
    Early Bird Prices End
  • September 12-13, 2019
    California Craft Beer Summit Expo Hall at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • September 14, 2019
    CA Summit Beer Festival at Marina Green Park in Long Beach

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