Charlie Papazian is a legend in the beer world, especially when it comes to homebrewers. He is the Founder of the Great American Beer Festival, President of the Brewers Association, and Founder of the American Homebrewers Association, but it might be his book The Complete Joy of Homebrewing that has had the biggest impact on the beer community. It has helped inspire and guide generations of homebrewers, many of whom turned pro. Papazian’s influence on American beer and homebrewing is undeniable, and his appearances in New York City area are rare, so it’s incredibly exciting that he will be visiting our city at the end of this month, in celebration of the fourth edition of his book.
On October 28, Papazian will visit 508 GastroBrewery in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood to drink some beers, and sell and sign books. Chris Cuzme, brewmaster at 508 GastroBrewery, writes on the event’s Facebook page: “rumor has it that he once enjoyed playing congas/bongos. I’ll be sure to have some on hand in case he’ll accept our invitation to join the band at 8 p.m.”
Papazian will then travel across the river on October 29, to Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. In the true spirit of the beer community, he will visit homebrewing shop Bitter and Esters for its monthly bottle swap. He will judge homebrews and sign copies of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and The Homebrewers Companion.
Photo from Charlie Papazian’s Twitter.