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Beer Birthday: Ben Love

Today is the 46th birthday of Ben Love. Ben was the head brewer at Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, and before that brewed at Pelican Pub & Brewery and Adler Brau in Wisconsin. He more recently opened his own place, Gigantic Brewing. I had a chance yet to visit it a few years ago during OBF and try his, and partner Van Havig’s, wonderful beers. Ben’s a great brewer, a good friend, an active board member of the Oregon Brewers Guild and a great cheerleader for the Portland beer scene. Join me in wishing Ben a very happy birthday.

During a collaboration brew at Gigantic at OBF in 2013, with John Harris (from Ecliptic Brewing) and Gigantic’s Van Havig and Ben.
Ben, on top step, with Christian Ettinger, brewmaster and owner of Hopworks, shortly before they opened.
At the HUB brunch after OBF in 2008: Assistant brewery Jeremy, brewmaster Christian and Ben.
Ben and me at the Firestone Walker Invitational in 2019.
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