Today is the 50th birthday — The Big 5-O — of Sean Paxton, a.k.a. The Homebrew Chef. Sean is a mad alchemist in the kitchen and puts on some wonderful food and beer spectacles. Plus he’s a terrific homebrewer, an even better human being and a great friend. He’s spent the last year redoing his website with great new recipes and an amazing interface that allows you to search, scale the recipes, convert measurements and much more. For just $5 per month, you’ll get a steady stream of newly created and tested recipes, along with videos and articles to teach you how to cook like Sean and answer your questions. Check it out. Join me in wishing Sean a very happy birthday.
At this year’s Great American Beer Festival in 2008. Bruce Paton, the Beer Chef, Sean and Dave Keene, from the Toronado, in the convention center.
Sean with his daughter Olivia at the Pliny the Elder release several years ago.
Working with nitrogen at the 11-course Belgian Brunch, or Blunch, held at the Toronado.
My wife, Sarah, with Sean after the 10th annual beer dinner at the Northern California Homebrewers Festival held at Lake Francis Resort in Dobbins, California.
Matt Bonney, Stephen Beaumont, Sean, Pete Slosberg & Rick Sellers at the Bistro for the Double IPA Festival several years back.
With Randy Mosher at the world’s biggest beer dinner at CBC in Chicago.
Dave Hopwood says
Easily one of the nicest guys on the face of the planet!
Cheers Sean, Happy Birthday!
Gotta respect a guy who can rock the beard with such style! (And his daughter is adorable.) Happy birthday to Mr. Paxton!
Nathan Smith says
Happy Birthday Sean! The perfect day for you to crack open a nice aged bottle of hmm.. Pannepot? Westvleteren? Make it count.
Larry Bennett says
Happy Birthday! Sean
May I suggest a chocolate cake made with Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout, Three Philosophers ice cream on the side, and any beer you’d like.
Some of the best food I’ve ever had, ever, was at a Sean Paxton dinner. Happy Birthday Sean!
Happy birthday to Sean! How can he be only 39 if I’m 44???