Welcome to a new BREWVANA series, Favorite Brewers’ Favorite Brewers. The project is simple: I ask some of the industry’s most notable brewers to share which brewers they most admire and why.
To start, let’s find out who influences the talented and heavily-decorated brewmaster from Firestone Walker, Matt Brynildson.
BREWVANA: Who is one of your favorite and influential-to-you brewers in the industry and why?
MATT BRYNILDSON: Ken Grossman, owner of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, is my hero brewer. He is the most quality-minded and knowledgeable brewer alive today. He is the pioneer that blazed the trail that the rest of us craft brewers walk today. There are many other brewers that I admire, but Ken is head and shoulders above them all.