About the Author

Brian Brown is a freelance writer covering the beer industry in Dallas-Fort Worth. His own beer journey started in the late 1990s, with a growing interest leading him to become a certified judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). In 2010 he began writing for Examiner.com, 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 contributing articles published by The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, D Magazine  and Edible Dallas & Fort Worth.

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 first beer dinner: Samuel Adams hosted by Grant Wood (late of Revolver) at Central Market (2003).


Published Articles

D Magazine
Dallas Morning News
Other Appearances

Dallas Morning News
Dallas Observer

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.
  • 2016 NTX Beer Week Trailblazers Panel at Lakewood Brewing Co.
  • "History of Beer & Brewing in North Texas" at the 2017 Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
  • "Tasting Beer: Elements of Flavor, Evaluation and Presentation" at Texas Woman's University.