Beer Birthday: Colin Kaminski

Today is the 50th birthday of Colin Kaminski, who for over a decade has been the brewmaster of Downtown Joe’s in Napa, California. He started brewing there around 1998, and after four years learning from Brian Hunt and others, he became the head brewer in 2003. He’s gone on to give many presentation on brewing and write technical articles on brewing and he’s also the co-author of Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, along with John Palmer, which was published last year. Colin was also kind enough to give a talk about brewing water to my class this year. Join me in wishing Colin a very happy birthday.

Colin behind the bar at Downtown Joe’s.

Colin, at right, with Kimberly Wood and the Homebrew Chef, Sean Paxton at GABF in 2009.

Colin, front and center, with the Downtown Joe’s crew visiting Anchor Brewing.
[Note: first three photos purloined from Colin’s Facebook page.]

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers

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