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A Conversation with Dan Gordon

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sit down with Dan Gordon, one of the founders of the Gordon Biersch brewing empire. I have to admit, it was a bit of a fanboy moment for me. Dan’s a legend in the brewing world and as a brewer, in my opinion, he’s up there with the best in the US. We don’t hear a lot about Dan as a brewer because he’s not making the most sought after styles. He doesn’t make triple IPAs or blend sour beers. Since the day he founded the brewery he’s made one thing and one thing only: German Lagers.

Dan has a deep love for German beers. The beer world in America has changed dramatically since he started brewing, yet he hasn’t changed his focus.

I’ve stuck to my guns, I didn’t ride the wave by any means. I just did what we do best and followed the philosophy of creating really well balanced and perfectly brewed beers. We don’t brew the flavor of the month and get caught up in the hoopla.

As the rest of the brewing world focused on brewing ales with huge flavors and ad

Source: Beer in Hawaii

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