In a February 2012 blog post, we announced that Garrett Oliver was going to be a Keynote speaker at that year’s BBC in Indianapolis. A comment on the post from “Steve” suggested Oliver also be considered for EBBC.
Well, Steve (from blog Beers I’ve Known), you spoke & we listened.
Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, will be joining us July 12-13 in Edinburgh for our European Beer Bloggers Conference as Keynote speaker, and we are thrilled!
In addition to his duties as brewmaster, Garrett Oliver is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and author of The Brewmaster’s Table. He is undoubtedly one of the brightest minds and one of the foremost authorities in the world on the subject of beer.
On his attending #EBBC13, Oliver said
Twenty-five years ago, the United States was a land awash in bland industrial beers. Beer culture flowed in only one direction, from Europe and the UK to the rest of the world. Today it’s a two way street, and the United States has become a focal point of an emerging worldwide beer culture based on creativity, cooperation, and culinary excitement. As Brooklyn Brewery looks to build a brewery in Stockholm with European partners later this year, I’m looking forward to talking to European beer bloggers about what the beer revolution really means and what it looks like from here.
This will no doubt be an interesting discussion!
Check out this fun 2 minute video we found via bigthink where Garrett Oliver discusses his discovery of beer by visiting a British pub:
For his complete bio, check out the Brooklyn Brewery’s website. You can connect with Oliver by following him on Twitter: @GarrettOliver
Question for you #EBBC folks: what questions will you have for Garrett Oliver and/or what certain things would you like to hear about?
If you were at #BBC12 last year, what highlights do you remember from Mr. Oliver’s keynote in Indianapolis?
Fantastic news! I’d love to know what beers he’d pair with traditional British dishes, haggis pairing? Also, which current beer writers does he enjoy and does he follow any blogs? Would be great to try a few Brooklyn specialties as he speaks 😉
BeerCast Rich says
I’d ask Garrett, as he has a love for whiskey barrel-ageing, and is coming to Scotland, would he be open to Brooklyn ageing their beer in Scotch whisky casks? What beers would it benefit, and how would the finished versions differ from those aged in the Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels?