Garrett Oliver

Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery


Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional, editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer, author of The Brewmaster’s Table, and one of the foremost authorities in the world on the subject of beer. Since 1994, Garrett has led the brewing team to new heights and unleashed a variety of boundary-pushing beers on the drinking world. He has also traveled the world as a beer educator and judge, including hosting more than a thousand beer dinners, judging at the Great American Beer Festival, and countless other appearances.


Garrett sat on the founding board of Slow Food USA in the early 2000s and then spent five years on the Board of Counselors for Slow Food International. He currently sits on the board of the Museum of Food and Drink ( MOFAD ).  In July 2020, Garrett launched The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling to fund technical education and career advancement for BIPOC in the brewing and distilling industries. The MJF was created in honor of renowned beer and whiskey writer and dear friend, Michael James Jackson.

All sessions

Cause and Effect: Re-Diversifying Brewing

  • 22 September, 2020
  • 16:00 - 16:20
  • Main Stage