About the Author

Brian Brown is a freelance writer covering the craft beer scene in Dallas-Fort Worth. His own beer journey started in the late 1990s, with a growing interest eventually leading him to become a certified judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). In 2010 he began writing for Examiner.com under the title of Plano Craft Beer Examiner, and in 2013 he founded the website BeerInBigD.com. Since then, he has gone on to co-author the book North Texas Beer: A Full-Bodied History of Brewing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Beyond, while also providing commentary for stories published by The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Fort Worth Star Telegram and Fort Worth Weekly.

More about me:

My craft beer epiphany: Big Horn Hefeweizen at The Ram in Boise, Idaho (1998).
My first brewery tour: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery (1998).
My first Texas brewery tour: Celis Brewery in Austin (2000).
My extreme beer epiphany: Stone Arrogant Bastard at the Flying Saucer in Addison.
My first beer dinner: Samuel Adams hosted by Grant Wood (now with Revolver) at Central Market Lovers Lane (2003).

Certified Judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program
Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Certification Program

Other Appearances:

Dallas Morning News:

MillerCoors buys Granbury-based Revolver Brewing

Texas Monthly:
Berliner Weisse Beer: Barbecue's Best Buddy

Hoppiness Delivered:
Five IPA Styles to Find Your Hoppy Place

Events hosted:
'Tis the Seasonals - A holiday beer tasting at Whole Foods Market.
Taste a Winner - A beer and cheese pairing at Whole Foods Market.
Franconia Beer Dinner at the Media Grill + Bar in the Hilton Anatole.

Invited talks:
"A Brief History of North Texas Brewing" at The 2015 North Texas Mensa Regional Gathering.
"Craft Draft Night" hosted by D Magazine at Craft and Growler. Recap: "Craft Draft Night Offers a Golden Opportunity."
2016 TX Beer Week Trailblazers Panel at Lakewood Brewing Co.
"History of Beer and Brewing in North Texas" at the 2017 Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games.