Breweries making Good Beer are pioneers of local manufacturing, using traditional and creative brewing and fermenting methods to redefine consumer expectations for craftsmanship with their beers. These brewers aim to reshape supply chains and promote responsibility by sourcing ingredients locally and grown without synthetic inputs when possible, practicing resource conservation and supporting local communities. View the full criteria for entry.
Evan Cripe has been a supporter and advocate for the craft beer movement in the Bay Area since moving to San Francisco in 2006. In that time, he has traveled the nation seeking out and sampling the best craft beer has to offer, with a particular fascination with wild fermentation. Evan is currently the beer buyer for The Jug Shop, a beer and wine specialty shop that has been a San Francisco institution for over 50 years, and is also studying to become a Certified Cicerone®.
Matt Coelho, Partner & Sales, Woods Beer Co.
2017 BEER JUDGES
Jackie Billings, Executive Director, Craft Maltsters Guild
Connor Casey, Proprietor, Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Josh Eubank, Co-Owner, Percy Selections
Claudia Kuchinski, Owner, Hops-Meister Hops Farm
Trac Le, Alcohol Buyer, Bi-Rite Market
Dave McLean, Founder & Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company
Eric Miller, Manager & Charcutier, Mission Cheese
Alex Nazaryan, Newsweek
Candice Woo, Founding Editor, Eater San Diego
Jim Woods, Founder, MateVeza