Beer columnist, writer, judge and all around curmudgeon
I'm a beer writer and judge living in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. I write a syndicated newspaper column, Brooks on Beer, along with the beer blog Brookston Beer Bulletin. I'm also a co-founder of SF Beer Week, which takes place for ten days every February. My latest book, California Breweries North, will be published this August by Stackpole Books.
I work from home, where I also take care of my two kids, Porter (11) and Alice (9), while my beautiful wife of 17 years carries on with her real job.
University of California, Davis
Brewing Studies, 2006
San José State University
Graduate Studies: Communications, 1988
Beer Writer, 1991 - present
Celebrator Beer News
GM, 2001 - 2004
Beer Buyer, 1996 - 2001
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