Certified Cicerone® and Certified Cider Professional™ Brian Yaeger is the author of Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s) and Oregon Breweries (Globe Pequot) and contributed to the Oxford Companion to Beer. He teaches Central Oregon CC’s first-ever beer education and cider education classes (and created UCSB’s courses). He is frequently published by local, regional, and national print and digital publications. He is currently writing a doughnut book! Incidentally, among his niche-market beer festivals that he created and organizes, Baker’s Dozen features breweries, coffee roasters, and doughnut bakeries. 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 Bend, Oregon along with his wife Half Pint & son IPYae. Follow him on Instagram at @BrianYaeger or Twitter at @Yaeger. Follow him too closely on the freeway and he’ll slow down.
Though he’s a words guy, here are some fun numbers about him:
996: Breweries visited
555: Concerts attended (The first of which was Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 Victory/Thriller tour. The first one I bought my own ticket was the Pixies’ Doolittle tour. 11 of which were Tom Jones)
88: Photos of people playing tuba in my “Tubists” digital photo album
49: States visited
49: States in which I’ve visited a brewery. Plus DC and Puerto Rico.
40: Countries visited (22 of which included brewery visits)
22: Festivals produced
7: Finishers medals earned from 1/2 marathons, triathlons, & a single marathon
5: Languages studied. (4: Languages no longer conversational in)
1: Son who cracks me up every single day