Garret Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery in New York City. He became friends with Sean Josephs, Pinhook’s co-founder and master blender, as a regular at Char No. 4, Sean’s Brooklyn bourbon bar. Garret is probably best known as the author of The Brewmaster’s Table and the Editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer. A professional brewing veteran of more than 30 years, Garret is also a great enthusiast of bourbon, cognac, and mezcal. In 2014, he won the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional and, most recently, he founded the Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, which awards scholarships for technical education in brewing and distilling to people of color in the United States.