Beer Birthday: Forest Gray

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Today is the 47th birthday of Forest Gray, co-founder and president of Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in San Francisco. I first met Forest when Speakeasy first bottled their beer when I was the beer buyer at BevMo. For the last severnteen years, his brewery has made some terrific beers, especially their Big Daddy I.P.A. Join me in wishing Forest a very happy birthday.

Forest Gray, Brian Lenzo and Meg Gill
Forest with Brian Lenzo, from Blue Palms in L.A., and Meg Gill, now with Golden Road, at a Speakeasy Anniversary event several years ago.

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The Speakeasy crew at the start of SF Beer Week in 2013. That’s Forest with the glowing hat. [Photo purloined from Facebook.]

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  1. beerman49 says

    Long live Big Daddy, & belated thanks to he & his fellow proprietors for letting the San Andeas Malts use their space (including the original just off of 3rd St) for meetingsin the eraly 90’s &, later, @ the current Evans St site, stashing/holding prelims for the State Comp that we ran until everyone involved forever kinda burned out & it flipped over to NCHA.

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