The 20th annual KROC World Brewers Forum was held on Thursday, October 2nd from 8pm - 12am at the Denver Marriott City Center. Our speakers were Eric Nichols of Beryl's Beer Company, Shaun O'Sullivan from 21st Amendment Brewery, and author Stan Hieronymus.
Eric Nichols is head brewer of Beryl's Beer Company, a brewery that specializes in barrel-aged beers. Beryl's Beer Company serves both fresh and barrel-aged versions of many of their beers so that people can compare them and see just what barrel aging does to the beers.
Shaun O'Sullivan is the Co-Founder/Brewmaster and the heart and soul of the 21st Amendment Brewery. Shaun started his brewing beginnings at the great Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, CA. He has also brewed in San Francisco at Steelhead Brewery and 20 Tank Brewery. Shaun likes to talk and talk about beer. Shaun jumped around before finding beer. Prior to brewing Shaun was a photojournalist for a local weekly in Los Angeles shooting political and punk rock club photograph and was once offered a position in the kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Has worked as a producer for Cable News Network and as a corporate law clerk at a large New York law firm's office in Los Angeles. Back then he was in the process of going through the hoops and hurdles of applying to either business school or law school when he jumped ship, traded in his suits for boots and was saved by beer! Hallelujah. He enjoys being a father to his amazing son, loves to travel, does a lot of that, along with cooking. Enjoys his Great Pyrenees dog, Snickers and his cat Oliver. Shaun graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a liberal arts degree but don't hold that against him.
Stan Hieronymus is a professional journalist and amateur brewer who has made beer his beat since 1993. The editor at Realbeer.com, he’s written hundreds of articles for periodicals, co-authored four books with his wife, Daria Labinsky, written Brewing with Wheat (2010) and Brew like a Monk (2005) for Brewers Publications and contributed to several other publications, including 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die. His travels have taken him to breweries in every state in the country as well as behind the scenes in internationally famous breweries such as De Sint-Sixtusadij Westvleterten and Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn.
We hope that you were able to join us at the 20th Anniversary WBF. During the event, winners of the 8th Annual KROC Great American Beer Challenge were announced, and medals were given out.
A drawing and a silent auction was held during the event. Prizes up for grabs included gift certificates, glassware, t-shirts, growler fills, and more! You never know what's going to show up in our silent auction - previous years have included bags of grain, learn to homebrew kits, food tastings, beer for a year, and homebrew equipment.
The event is 21+ and free to all. IDs will be checked at the door.
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