TED Talks are short and powerful. The premise is simple: Talented people with a specific skill speak to a live audience imparting a deeper understanding of that skill. TED Talks are often a way to inspire and get people to think. With the popularity of the craft beer industry in the last few years, it’s no wonder that craft beer experts have found their way on the TED Talks stage. Here are four speakers who have presented on behalf of brew in the past.
In 2014, craft beer is the establishment. In post-industrial neighborhoods across the country, micro-distilleries have begun to gin up… well, gin, alongside every other artisanal spirit you could think to drink. America now buys more wine than France and couldn’t help but reconvene on hard cider, the founding booze of this country’s forebears.
By this point, we’ve reinvigorated, reimagined, and re-upped every damn hooch category there is, but there’s still one alcoholic territory upon which we can exert our manifest drinking destiny: mead. Sure, it’s 9,000 years old, and it’s made from honey. But it tastes new, and holy hell, is it growing.
We realize this is a pretty ridiculous question. It must be nice to be able to choose where to live, based on something that is more a perk or benefit. What do you think? Please post you comment below.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, California) Brewmaster Matt Brynildson puts together a brewer’s dream six-pack spanning multiple continents and styles. The only common denominator is quality. Emily Hutto got the scoop for the premiere issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine™.
What's your Craft Beer Dream Team?