Beer Birthday: Gretchen Schmidhausler

Today is the birthday of Gretchen Schmidhausler. She recently opened her own small brewery, Little Dog Brewing in Neptune City, New Jersey. I first met Gretchen, I believe, when she was brewing at Basil T’s Brewery & Italian Grill, where she brewed for over a dozen years, although she’s been in the industry longer than that. Coincidently, Basil T’s will close for good tomorrow. Gretchen also is a beer writer, and wrote the book Making Craft Beer at Home, which was published in 2014. Join me wishing Gretchen a very happy birthday.

Gretchen with her little at her Little Dog Brewery.

Gretchen with George “Norm” Wendt.

[Note: photos purloined from Facebook and her brewery website.]

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