Inside the brewers’ heads

25th Great American Beer Festival, 14 days and counting . . .

The GABF has announced a new feature – Inside the Brewers Studio, patterned after the television show “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” The shows will be presented in the Brewers Studio Pavilion at the center of the festival floor. Tom Dalldorf of Celebrator Beer News moderates each of them.

Thursday, September 28, 7-7:30 p.m.
Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing Co. and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. discuss their brewing adventures in Northern and Central California.

Thursday, September 28, 8-8:30 p.m.
Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Co., Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Co., Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing Co. and Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing Co. all traveled to Belgium together in March, even taking along their own beer for Belgians to sample. They’ll share stories about the trip.

Friday, September 29, 7–7:30 p.m.
Garrett Oliver and Mitch Steele are both veterans of American brewing. Oliver is the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster’s Table. Steele recently became brewmaster of Stone Brewing Co. after brewing more than 10 years for Anheuser-Busch. They’ll interview each other about their careers, “talk some East/West smack”, and answer questions.

Friday, September 29, 8–8:30 p.m.
Charlie Papazian, founder of the GABF and president of the Brewers Association, and Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch will share stories about the last 25 years of craft beer.