Feb 03, 2023

- Brewers' diaries
  Reports from the front
About judging
- The judges' view
- An amatuer sits in
Judging results
- 2004
- 2003
- 2002
- 2001
- 2000
- 1999

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2003 GABF: Brewers' diaries

What's it like to be a brewer preparing for and then attending the Great American Beer Festival? A few award winning brewers gave readers a backstage look, writing diaries leading up to the festival and clear through the aftermath.

The brewers

Tomme Arthur
Pizza Port Brewing Co., Solano Beach, Calif.

Todd Ashman
Flossmoor Station Brewing Co, Flossmoor, Ill.

Jeff Bagby
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing in Vista, Calif.

Bill Bryson
Willoughby Brewing Co., Willoughby, Ohio

Vinnie Cilurzo
Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, Calif.

Brian Dunn
Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, Colo.

Bill Madden
Capitol City Brewing, DC Metro

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