Monthly Archives: May 2014

Beer Historian and Author Ron Pattinson visit

Ron Pattinson, author of the The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer, will be in the San Diego area this coming week. He is the author of many books and the blog Shut Up About Barclay Perkins. He is well known for deciphering brewing ledgers from hundreds of years ago and in the process, has helped debunk many of the brewing myths that have been out there for years. Ron has brewed historical beer recipes at many breweries, including Fuller’s in London and Pretty Things in Massachusetts. Additionally, he helped me a ton by providing analytical data,  and proofreading my book on IPA. If you are a home brewer or professional brewer and want some unique and interesting historical beer recipes, his new book has over 100 recipes going back hundreds of years. Ron doesn’t often travel to the US. He spends most of his time in Amsterdam and the UK, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet a great person and knowledgeable beer historian!

The schedule
Thursday, May 15
Ron will brew a historical East India Porter recipe with me and Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens-Liberty Station. Post brew, Ron will have a book signing and meet-and-greet with several members of Stone’s Brew Crew from 5 to 7 p.m. while Liberty Station holds its One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Ron will have books available to sell and sign.

Friday, May 16
Ron will be at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens-Escondido for a casual meet-and-greet and book signing from 4 to 6 p.m. Afterward, he will travel south to be on the FM 94/9 Rock and Roll Happy Hour with me and Ken Wright at 7 p.m. I recently found out that Ron and I share a love of 60s Garage Band music, so I hope to have a nice selection of tunes to play on the show.

Saturday, May 17
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ron will be at ChuckAlek Independent Brewers (2330 Main St, Suite C, Ramona) doing a homebrewer Q&A and book signing. That evening from 6 to 8 p.m., he has agreed to conduct a talk geared at professional brewers regarding Brettanomyces in regards to British brewing practices. That will be held at The Brew Project (1735 Hancock Street, San Diego) in Mission Hills.