Craft Beer Mavens, Sam Calagione & Garrett Oliver, Up for James Beard Award
on 28/03/12 at 11:12 amBooze News
If you’re a foodie, you know the James Beard Awards are a big deal. (BoozeNews: Maybe this should be called the ‘James Beerd Award’…just sayin’) I know this because Padma announces any Top Chef guest judge who has won the award like it’s an important honor. It’s right up there with that Zagnut review and whatever prize the Michelin Man gives out.
There is a James Beard Award category for “Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional,” and this year not one, but TWO craft brewers are in the field of five finalists.
Dogfish Head ringleader Sam Calagione is one of them, an honor he had last year as well.
This year Sam is joined by Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery and author of the food-loves-beer book The Brewmaster’s Table (he’s also the snazziest dresser in the craft beer universe).