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 COCC’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! 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 Bend, Oregon along with his wife Half Pint, son IPYae, and dog Taz. Follow him on Instagram at @BrianYaeger or Twitter at @Yaeger. Follow him too closely on the freeway and he’ll slow down.


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