J. Wilson is an award-winning homebrewer, BJCP Certified beer judge and pretty good dad. Blogging about an ideal condition of harmony, beer and joy at brewvana since 2007, Wilson is the author of the 2011 investigation into the origins of doppelbock, Diary of a Part-Time Monk and and 2014’s Iowa Pints: A Guide to Iowa Breweries.
Wilson and brewvana have instigated numerous classes, tastings and events over the years, and in 2012 he was named Beer Drinker of the Year at Wynkoop Brewing Company’s 16th annual competition. Currently, Wilson writes and works for the Iowa Brewers Guild.
Wilson lives in rural Adams County, Iowa with his wife and two sons.