Mitch Steele is the former brewmaster for Stone Brewing Co., and now serves as Brewmaster and COO at New Realm Brewing Company in Atlanta.
A household name in both the homebrewing and craft beer community, Mitch quite literally wrote the book that defined a style, IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale and will be giving the keynote speech at BrewCon talking all about IPA, pale ales and everything hoppy!
Editor-in-Chief of Zymurgy
Author of The Illustrated Guide to Homebrewing and the recently released book on Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles
Originally from Waterford, Fergus began his brewing career at Fuller's London before moving to Adnam's and eventually rising to the role of head brewer.
At nearly 150 years of age, Adnam's is one of England's oldest and largest independent breweries.
Fergus aims to marry traditional brewing techniques with new innovations, styles and hop varieties and will be at BrewCon to discuss how to craft modern English ales at home.
Originally from upstate New York, Rich made his name in the craft beer world as of The Funkatorium at the famous Wicked Weed Brewery.
Rich was instrumental in establishing Wicked Weed's sour program and is now working at BrewDog as Head of Sour Production.
With a keen knowledge of all things barrel related Rich will be talking us through his process and how to get the most of out barrel aging beers at home.