Ken Weaver is a beer writer, fiction writer, and technical editor based in Northern California. Previously, he has worked as a particle physicist, a renewable energy consultant, and a creative writing professor in a remote Miskito village in Nicaragua. He believes beer people are good people, and he’s happy to be among them. Ken received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. in physics from Cornell. He’s a Certified BJCP beer judge and a frequent contributor to All About Beer.
Anneliese (Ali) Schmidt was born and raised in Marin County, California. She has an M.S. in physics from Cornell University and by day works as a renewable energy consultant with Antares Group Inc. Ali is also a freelance photographer and is currently a student at the New York Institute of Photography. Her beer-centric photographs have most recently been featured in All About Beer magazine.
Ken Grossman is the founder and owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California. Grossman is also the author of Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Wiley 2012).