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Men's Club Brunch

Sunday, April 14, 2019 9 Nisan 5779

9:45 AM - 11:30 AMTAS Social Hall

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

From 24 Years of Brewing at AleSmith

Presenter: Peter Zien, CEO & Owner

AleSmith Brewing Company

Peter Zien is the owner of AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego and holds a BA in Political Science and JD in Law from the University of San Diego. Prior to owning AleSmith, Peter was an award winning home brewer and president of the local homebrew club QUAFF. His amateur beers won over 400 medals and honors. He led QUAFF to its first California and National Homebrew Club of the Year trophies. He is a Grand Master level one beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program and is the highest ranking beer judge in San Diego County.

AleSmith Brewing Company has been operating since 1995, when it produced ~300 barrels of beer for distribution in California and had a total employed staff of 2. In 2017, AleSmith produced 30,000 barrels of beer for distribution in 28 states and 6 countries and employed 70.

AleSmith Brewing Company has garnered some of the brewing industries highest awards, including 21 Great American Beer Festival Medals, 10 World Beer Cup Awards, and its highest honor as the Brewery and Brewer of the Year at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. AleSmith earned the title of the number one rated brewery in the world for three straight years and then again in 2013 on Ratebeer.com. It is consistently rated in the top ten breweries in the world on numerous polls and websites. AleSmith moved production to a new state-of-the-art facility in early 2015 capable of 250,000 annual barrels of beer.

Peter is also an experienced cheese-maker and has started production at CheeseSmith, a commercial artisan creamery located within the brewery.

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