Beer Birthday: Dick Cantwell

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Today is Dick Cantwell’s 58th birthday. He’s the former head brewer and co-founder of Elysian Brewing in Seattle, Washington. In addition to brewing, Dick’s a great writer, too, and his work frequently appears in numerous beer magazines. Cantwell’s the co-author of Barley Wine and the soon-to-be-published Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide, with Peter Bouckaert from New Belgium Brewing. He was also on the BA’s board of directors and headed both the Communications and Pipeline committees. More recently, he’s taken a job as the Quality Ambassador for the Brewers Association. Join me in wishing Dick a very happy birthday.

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Award-winning Portland beer writer Lisa Morrison and Dick at an Elysian event during OBF.

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Dick, with an English volunteer, and Sam Calagione, from Dogfish Head Brewing in Delaware, enjoying themselves at the Elysian Booth during the Alaska Barleywine Festival in 2008.

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Enjoying a pint at the Falling Rock in Denver with Portland Brewing co-founder Fred Bowman during GABF week.

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Kim in costume with Dick Cantwell at Elysian’s annual pumpkin festival in 2013. [Note: This photo purloined from Facebook.]

Comments

  1. says

    Dick is one of my favorite brewers. Throughout his tenure in the brewing world, he has been a class act.

    Happy birthday, Dick, and many more!

    Ben Holmes
    Kansas City

  2. Judy Ashworth says

    Hoppy Beerthday Dick Cantwell. I wish you much success in your endeavors. I have always had the utmost respect for your brewing and convictions concerning the craft beer world. Thank you, Judy Ashworth, former Publican of Lyons Brewery.

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