Beer Birthday: Gary Gillman

Today is the 67th birthday of Gary Gillman, an attorney in Toronto, who also writes online at Beer et seq. He’s been a beer enthusiast for over forty years, and started participating online as soon as that became viable, focusing on history. In his daily life, he represents several breweries, as well as other food and beverage businesses, so brings a unique perspective to his writing. He’s also contributed articles to several beer magazines. Join me in wishing Gary a very happy birthday.


Beer Birthday: Stephen Beaumont

Today is my good friend and colleague Stephen Beaumont’s 53rd birthday. And not only a friend, but a neighbour, partner and ally, too (inside joke). In addition to his Blogging at World of Beer online, Stephen’s written numerous books, including the recent World Atlas of Beer (along with Tim Webb) and the Pocket Beer Book, now in its second edition. Join me in wishing Stephen a very happy birthday.

Stephen with Tom Dalldorf at the Great Divide reception at GABF in 2007.

Stephen Beaumont and his now-wife Maggie, and me, in the Bay Area for the Celebrator anniversary party a million years ago.

Stephen, Tom Dalldorf and me at 21st Amendment for a roast I threw for Tom’s 60th birthday several years ago.

Stephen and Maggie at their wedding reception in Toronto in August 2008.

Beaumont at the Dove
Enjoying a pint of Fuller’s at The Dove in London several years ago.

With Luke Nicolas from New Zealand’s Epic Brewing in D.C. for CBC a few years ago.