The University of Kentucky will host a free, one-day symposium Feb. 15 to talk about the important role that writing plays in the craft beer movement. Called Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture, the event will "showcase brewers and professional writers from the craft beer industry," a news release says. "While many beer events showcase craft beer, Craft Writing is one of the few events to feature the professional writing done in the craft beer industry."
Organizers have assembled some big names as presenters. The keynote speaker is Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer and author of The Brewmaster's Table.
Other speakers are:
-- Stan Hieronymus, author of For The Love of Hops, Brewing with Wheat, and Brew Like a Monk, and blogger at Appellation Beer and For the Love of Hops.
-- Julie Johnson, co-founder of All About Beer magazine.
-- Teri Fahrendorf, founder of the Pink Boots Society, brewmaster at Steelhead Brewing, Triple Rock Brewing and Golden Gate Brewing, and blogger with Road Brewer.
-- Roger Baylor, owner of New Albanian Brewing and author of The Potable Curmudgeon.
-- Jeremy Cowan, owner of Shmaltz Brewing and author of Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah.
-- Mitch Steele, brewmaster at Stone Brewing, and author of IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale.
The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is open to the public. For more details or to register, click here.