About Jeff

Jeff interviewing Head Brewer Steve Barrett at
Samuel Smith's in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Jeff Alworth began writing professionally twenty years ago and has published articles about beer, politics, and religion.  In 2013 he completed the manuscript for The Beer Bible, an extensive guide to the world of beer that was published in August 2015.  A month later, Chronicle Books released Cider Made Simple, an introduction to the world of cider that takes readers on a tour through te world's cider regions. As a follow up to The Beer Bible, Jeff worked on a book that unpacks the brewing traditions and processes used in different countries for homebrewers. His current project is The Widmer Way, which will be published by Ooligan Press in March 2019. It is a biography of Rob and Kurt Widmer, the founders of Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon.

He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.


Speaking/Signings
Jeff regularly gives education speeches, guided tastings, and corporate presentations. Contact him at jeff @ beervanablog.com to schedule a booking.