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This came up because of some discussions at the GABF. I'm generally not a celebrity stalker, but it is nice to know when you're in the presence of someone who you can thank or ask a question of. This can be anybody from great bartender to Brewmaster, writer or blogger to beer distributing honcho, town drunk to publican.


Requirements in no order.

1) Name
2) Claim to fame.
3) Where they generally can be found.
4) Post a photo.
5) Any other notes such as are they accessible, what was your experience, etc.

Hey everybody, feel free to chip in!.
 
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Ron Kloth



Founder/Owner Papago Brewing
7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ
480-425-7439
www.papagobrewing.com

Opened since 2001, Papago Brewery has a 30-tap bar featuring local flavors and classics from around the world, sourced on global beer-hunting trips by Kloth. Papago usually has six local brews on tap with seasonals including Taz, Belgian Sour and Oat Barrel Wheat.
  • 2006 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal for Hop Dog IPA in the first ever Pro-Am Category.
  • Hop Dog was developed by homebrewer Barry Tingleff
  • 2005 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal for El Robusto Porter in the "Other Strong Ale or Lager" Category
  • "Top 50 Places to Have a Pint" 2003 & 2006 Beeradvocate.com
Writer for the Southwest Region in Celebrator
Celebrator Beer News » Southwestern Thirst » February/March 2008

One of Five to pass the inagural Cicerone program

Cicerone.org

Ron frequently attends ASH (www.AZHomebrewers.org) meetings, a local HB association. He also arranges tour of Germany and Belgium. Ron is known for his promotion of camaraderie among brewers. His pub serves his fine beers as well as those from local, regional and national craft breweries. In addition to the 30 taps, there is a gawd-awful amount of beer in the multi-door walk-in cooler.
 

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Promise to delete the silly posts? Keep it good?

OK, you can delete this after you've amended the initial post to reflect that. :)
 
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Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, the author of The Brewmaster's Table, and the foremost authority in the United States on the subject of traditional beer. (Copied from his Bio)
We met Garret at the Falling Rock Tap House after the 2008 GABF, thanks to OlllllO's keen eye. He was very nice, easy to talk to, and seemed genuinely humble. He was unquestionably the single best dressed person at the GABF!



 
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I have been remiss. I will add more and clean this up later. BK is a fine brewer but he is not Sam. BK can't pour with both hands.
 
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I have been remiss. I will add more and clean this up later. BK is a fine brewer but he is not Sam. BK can't pour with both hands.
Seeing as how I know (Hope) you're going to mod this up a bit.....I feel fairly comefortable saying that there are a lot of things I can't do with both hands.





I get the feeling Revvy will end up quoting this long before olllllo gets it deleted.
 

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Joseph Cerniglia the genius behind The Woodchuck in Vermont the Woodchuck line of hard ciders has won over 20 awards in the last 3 years alone. Started out as a small winery in Vermont where everything was done almost completely by hand from mixing the fermenter to putting the lables on... Now the cidery in Vermont is a massive complex which has sold over more hard cider then any other cidery in the entire country.



I dont have an actul picture of joe or any of his staff, you may not agree that cider is as good as beer but Home made hard cider has been what started me home brewing back when i was literally just a kid. So i feel it has merit and if it doesnt you can simply delet it. I enjoy a Woodchuck 802 and brew my own hard cider and whenever i raise a bottle of it to my lips i toast Joe Cerniglia

Cider Man
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-Primary
5 gallons Irish Red Ale
3 Gallons Irish Stout
5 Gallons Dark Hard Cider
5 Gallons Eternal Ale
-Secondary
10 gallons malt liquor (why i dont know, but if i ever need to get real drunk real fast then i got it)
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Dark hard cider, Cranberry Malt liquor, and Cherry whine
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Seeing as how I know (Hope) you're going to mod this up a bit.....I feel fairly comefortable saying that there are a lot of things I can't do with both hands.


I get the feeling Revvy will end up quoting this long before olllllo gets it deleted.
This is the one i remember most and i actully picked up saying when people tell me things i cant do.

Cheers
 

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Some of the talented folks I get to work with...


We had a mustache competition, can you guess who won?

Oh and for the record I am the one bottom row far right with the silver pub mug...
 

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Here we go:

Charlie Papazian,



From the wikipedia entry on him:

Charles N. "Charlie" Papazian is a former nuclear engineer of Armenian descent, who founded the Association of Brewers and wrote The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.

In 1979 Papazian founded the Association of Brewers and remained President of that organization until 2005, when the Association of Brewers merged with the 63-year-old Brewers Association of America, and Papazian was named President of the combined organization. Papazian also founded the American Homebrewers Association in 1978, and remains President of that organization as of August 2005. Other organizations and annual events subsequently founded by Papazian include the Institute for Brewing Studies, Brewers Publications, the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and Zymurgy magazine.

I was amazed no one had put him up here! He wrote THE homebrew bible, and I just found this out in the last few weeks myself.

Edit: fixed typo.
~Phil
 

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I'm going with the lady stache. Second place the is guy in the back row, far right. Awesome photo.
Well Katie's stache was a fake, but Bob did win! Free beers with the rest of the staches at deep ellum!:tank::tank:
 

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Here we go:

Charlie Papazian,



From the wikipedia entry on him:

Charles N. "Charlie" Papazian is a former nuclear engineer of Armenian descent, who founded the Association of Brewers and wrote The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.

In 1979 Papazian founded the Association of Brewers and remained President of that organization until 2005, when the Association of Brewers merged with the 63-year-old Brewers Association of America, and Papazian was named President of the combined organization. Papazian also founded the American Homebrewers Association in 1978, and remains President of that organization as of August 2005. Other organizations and annual events subsequently founded by Papazian include the Institute for Brewing Studies, Brewers Publications, the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and Zymurgy magazine.

I was amazed no one had put him up here! He wrote THE homebrew bible, and I just found this out in the last few weeks myself.

Edit: fixed typo.
~Phil

Yeah, but it's got to be a picture you took of the brewer! Like this:


That's Charlie Papazian, the Father of Homebrewing, and some random drunk.
 

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Ok, in the middle is Michael Ferguson, nickname Mufasa.
Bio:
Position: Director of Brewing Operations & Contract Brewing
Brewing Experience: With BJ’s since 2004. Currently a contributing writer for the Southwest Brewing News. Previously brewed for Station Casinos, Inc., and was responsible for Hofbrauhaus Brewery & Pub in Kansas City, MO, Sunset Brewing Company in Henderson, NV, and Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, also in Henderson for 8 years. Before that it was Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, starting at GB1 in Palo Alto, CA in 1990.
Previous Career(s): Adjunct Professor and Brew Master at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Food and Beverage Management, William F Harrah College of Hotel Administration; A long and varied career at IBM that took me to 36 of these United States.
Education: B.S. in Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Favorite Beer Style(s): Bavarian styles, especially the Bock beers and Scottish & Scotch ales.
Favorite Domestic Beer or Brewery: Other than ours, Sierra Nevada and Anchor Brewing.
Favorite Imported Beer or Brewery: Traquair House
Other Hobbies/Interests: Motorcycles, martial arts, writing, and reading.
Life's Ambition: To eventually publish a novel and spend the money taking a motorcycle beer tour of the world.

On the left is EdWort, on the right is Richbrewer. The amazing thing? Richbrewer is the "small" guy of the group, as he's only 6'2''.
 

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Yeah sorry I guess it helps if I really understand what I read, man I feel like a dope now! :( I've been avidly reading, trying to learn all I can, and misread this to be a spot where famed people would be listed/photo's posted, not a "who you met that was famous" SORRY! I'll pay more attention next time, and great photos all!

~Phil
 

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Yeah sorry I guess it helps if I really understand what I read, man I feel like a dope now! :( I've been avidly reading, trying to learn all I can, and misread this to be a spot where famed people would be listed/photo's posted, not a "who you met that was famous" SORRY! I'll pay more attention next time, and great photos all!

~Phil

Oh, no, Phil, I wasn't trying to be snarky! I was just giving you a "neener, neener" because of my pictures. Please don't feel like you did anything wrong! It's not a "who you met that was famous" thread- it's a "Brewer's Who's Who" thread. I'm so glad to hear that you admire the Pap as much as we all do. He's really the "god" of homebrewing, and it's great to see the enthusiam we all have for him. And if you want to know the story of why Charlie is lifting his, um, crotch, for the picture while I laugh my ass off, I'll tell you sometime!
 

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I definitely would like to hear the story behind the pelvic thrust! ;) I wasn't taking it badly, just realized I'd misread doh! Been drinking too much duffs!

~Phil
 

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I was just considering making this thread after yesterday's Denny Debacle, good thing I searched first.

Denny Conn is an Oregon homebrewer and member of many brewing forums including HBT. He started pushing the batch sparge method before it was popular and believes a low cost approach to brewing is an effective way to make good beer.

Don Webb is a co-founder of Naked City Taphouse and Brewery in Seattle, WA. Inspired by quality beers in England in the early 1990's he took homebrewing to the next level and achieved a dream of becoming a professional brewery. He has travelled to Belgium and is avidly involved in the WA/OR craft and microbrewery industry.
 

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