Few names invoke the level of respect in the beer world more than that of Garrett Oliver. Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery in New York, Oliver has been at the brewing game for close to four decades, starting in the early 1980s in England.
While overseas, Garrett Oliver tried many beers he hadn’t seen in the U.S. before, opening up a whole new world for him. After homebrewing a bit soon after, Oliver moved back to the U.S. becoming the president of the New York Homebrewer’s Guild, and later head brewer at Manhattan Brewing. It was at the Guild where he met Steve Hindy, who approached Oliver the following year to be the brewer at Brooklyn Brewery’s new Williamsburg brewery.
Oliver has gone on to win numerous awards for his beers. He is the author of ‘The Brewmasters Table’, editor-in-chief of ‘The Oxford Companion to Beer’, and is the winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Excellent Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional. And yes, he is the Crown Prince of Hats. Oliver is known to be quite the snappy dresser and lover of fine hats.