Hearty Mug of Beer Photo: Getty
Hearty Mug of Beer Photo: Getty

Listen to KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer
Original Broadcast:
Tue, Dec 23, 2013 — 10:00 AM

Ever since Fritz Maytag bought and transformed San Francisco’s struggling Anchor Steam brewery, Northern California has been one of the centers of the craft beer and microbrew movements. KQED’s Forum talks about the latest trends, from sour beer to the rise of retail tasting rooms, and explores how today’s local brewers are redefining the beloved beverage.

    Host: Dave Iverson


  • Jay Brooks, beer blogger and author of “California Breweries North” featured writer at All About Beer Magazine and beer columnist at Bay Area News Group
  • Nicole Erny, Oakland-based master cicerone, or beer sommelier; she is one of seven master cicerones in the world, and the first female certified cicerone
  • Shaun O’Sullivan, co-founder and brewmaster at the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco
KQED’s Forum: The Year in Beer 30 December,2013Wendy Goodfriend


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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