Michael Agnew (Minneapolis, MN) is Minnesota's first cicerone certified by the Cicerone Certification Program, a standard for identifying those with significant knowledge and professional skills in beer sales and service, and a national beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program. In addition, Michael is an award-winning brewer and writes a monthly column on beer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Billy Broas is the founder of The Homebrew Academy, an online training website for homebrewers with thousands of members worldwide. He is also the homebrewing expert in the Rocky Mountain PBS television show Colorado Brews. Billy started brewing beer in college and hasn't slowed down. Billy also blogs about craft beer culture at BillyBrew.com.Denny Conn brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1998 and since then has brewed over 500 more. He is a BJCP national-ranked beer judge and has been a member of the governing committee of the American Homebrewers Association for nine years. His recipes have been brewed by several commercial breweries in both the United States and Europe. He was a contributing author to Craft Beer for the Homebrewer and coauthor of Experimental Homebrewing. He currently consults for several breweries, is a field educator for Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon, and cohosts the Experimental Brewing podcast. He lives in the foothills of the Coast Range in Oregon with his wife, five cats, and two dogs.
Matthew Schaefer has been homebrewing for over 15 years, and is the author of the The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer: A Comprehensive Handboook of Beginning Home Brewing. He is also one of the charter members and vice-president of Brewstoria, the only hombrewing club in Queens New York, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, and his son, Evan.
Jordan Wiklund is a writer and editor from St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in [Pank], Brevity, Versus, Fourth Genre, and The Believer literary magazines. He is also a contributing editor to Minneapolis' own Paper Darts literary magazine, and a proud member of the St. Paul Curling Club. Find him on Twitter @JordanWiklund.