Hi, I’m Aaron Brussat. I’m a beer writer, editor of the Northwest Brewing News, homebrewer, Certified Cicerone, BJCP National ranked beer judge, gardener, and guitarist (if you’re into the whole labeling thing). Originally from Maryland, I found the Eugene beer community vital and inspiring, and scored a sweet job stocking beer at The Bier Stein in 2010 (it sure beat milking goats!). After a stint at Falling Sky Fermentation Supply Shop, I returned to the Stein in 2013 when it moved into its big new location. As a Beer Steward, I spent the next five years introducing good beer to good people, promoting beer education, and having fun under the guise of work.
As of January 2018, I’m a self-employed “beer writer,” although I still do most of the things listed above, too. Beer is constantly changing; it changes with the weather, with the collective consciousness, with your taste buds. It changed my life, as I found a passion for the process and the industry, and direction for my personal education.
I’ll use this page as a launch pad for my own ideas and promoting my work. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know!