Today is the 63rd birthday of Dan Gordon, co-founder of Gordon Biersch Brewing, which began in San Jose, California. Dan studied brewing in Germany and was the first American to graduate from Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan with a brewing degree. His brewpub chain was one of the first to really focus on lagers, and especially German-style beers. Dan has gotten to be a good friend over the years and he’s also a terrific jazz trombonist! Join me in wishing Dan a very happy birthday.
At the Celebrator tasting us his newest beer, an unfiltered Dunkelweizen.
During a visit to the brewery a few years ago.
Dan at yet another private Dunelweizen tasting.
I love this early promotional shot they use on Gordon Biersch’s website.
Dan Talking to my SSU class a few years back.