Today is the birthday of Jaime Jurado, who until last year was the Director of Brewing Operations for the Gambrinus Company, a position he’d held for over a decade. Gambrinus included several beer brands and breweries, including Shiner, BridgePort, Pete’s Wicked and Trumer. As of the beginning of last year, he moved to Pennsylvania, where he’s the brewmaster at Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston. He’s an incredibly talented brewer. More importantly, Jaime is one of the nicest people I know in the business. Join me wishing Jaime a very happy birthday.
Jamie (far left) with some NBWA luminaries at the 2008 NBWA welcome reception. From left, Jamie, Lucy Saunders (the Beer Cook), Charlie Papazian (President of the Brewers Association), Kim Jordan (from New Belgium Brewing) and Tom Dalldorf (from the Celebrator Beer News).
Jaime last Thursday, delivering a chemical engineering seminar at Western Michigan University on some of the math underpinning sustainable engineering. He’ll also be presenting it again at the Craft Brewer’s Conference this coming March at CBC.