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Jay Brooks
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Attended University of California, Davis
Lives in Cotati, CA
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Work
Occupation
Beer Writer
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Beer Writer, 1991 - present
  • Celebrator Beer News
    GM, 2001 - 2004
  • BevMo!
    Beer Buyer, 1996 - 2001
Places
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Currently
Cotati, CA
Previously
Novato, CA - Shillington, PA - San Rafael, CA - Oakland, CA - Sunnyvale, CA - San Jose, CA - Santa Clara, CA - Chapel Hill, NC - Durham, NC - Reading, PA - Pottstown, PA - Butler, PA - New York, NY - Norfolk, VA
Story
Tagline
Beer columnist, writer, judge and all around curmudgeon
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
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.
Education
  • University of California, Davis
    Brewing Studies, 2006
  • San José State University
    Graduate Studies: Communications, 1988
  • Alvernia College
    Communications, 1984
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Brookston