Brian Yaeger is the author of Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s) and Oregon Breweries (Stackpole) and contributed to the Oxford Companion to Beer. His thirst for beer knowledge dates back to before the modern Cicerone (think sommelier for beer stewards) era and though there are now over 100,000 Cicerone Certified Beer Servers, his certificate is #931. (He will update this bio once he takes (and hopefully passes) the exam to become a Certified Cicerone in early 2019.) He is frequently published by BeerAdvocate, CraftBeer.com, All About Beer, and other national and local publications including his local alt-weekly, the Santa Barbara Independent. He is currently writing a doughnut book! That’s because, among his niche-market beer festivals that he organizes, the one called Baker’s Dozen features breweries, coffee roasters, and doughnut shops. Other journalistic pursuits of passion include food, travel, and music. Yaeger has appeared on NPR’s Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and The Brewing Network. He earned a Master in Professional Writing (with a thesis on beer) from the University of Southern California. He lives in a postcard in Santa Barbara along with his wife Half Pint, son IPYae, and dogs Dunkel & Taz. Follow him on Instagram at @BrianYaeger or Twitter at @Yaeger. Follow him too closely on the freeway and he’ll slow down.