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Win Bassett

Win Bassett

Executive Director of North Carolina Brewers Guild | Social Media & Beer Education at All About Beer Magazine

I'm Executive Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild and lead Social Media & Beer Education for All About Beer Magazine. I co-founded ncbrewing.org and regularly contribute to various print and online publications about beer. I also run...a lot.

Win Bassett serves as Executive Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild and leads Social Media & Beer Education for All About Beer Magazine, in addition to writing for the magazine online and in print. He is also co-founder of ncbrewing.org.

Win is a regular contributor to Southern Brew News, SavorNC Magazine, and WRAL and has been published by the Brewers Association and the News & Observer.

He regularly appears on the ALEHEADS' podcast and has been a guest on Beer Session Radio™ on the Heritage Radio Network. He has been quoted in articles about the beer community by the Asheville Citizen-Times, NPR affiliates WUNC and Public Radio East, Independent Weekly, Mountain Xpress, DRAFT Magazine's The Beer Runner, DigBoston, and The Beer Wench.

Win serves as Interim Secretary of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and was a finalist judge for the 2012 SweetWater Brew Your Cask Off competition. He is also a Certified Cicerone™ Beer Server and an avid runner.

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  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Favorite foods: I could survive on beer and kale alone.
  • Last bite on earth: Peanut butter baked tofu at Rosetta's Kitchen in Asheville, NC.

What I Learned at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp

While it doesn't get much better than sipping Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale from the tanks or the chance to try unique beers from previous Beer Camps every night in the brewery's taproom, Sierra Nevada's commitment not only to their employees but to sustainability and to protecting the environment left me inspired and excited for them to call North Carolina their second home. More

New Brewery: Rogness Brewing Co., Pflugerville, Texas

Forrest Rogness studied photography at the University of Iowa for five years, where he learned the intricacies of framing the subjects in his pictures. Fortunately for the Austin beer community, Rogness transferred that knowledge to another craft. He says, "[It] was a natural progression into homebrewing—making beers and focusing on composition and balance." Rogness and his wife Diane recently founded Rogness Brewing Company in Pflugerville, Texas, a small suburb located fourteen miles northeast of Austin. More

What I Learned at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp

@Dave90757 Thanks for leaving the comment, and I could not be more excited either!

What I Learned Judging the Samuel Adam's LongShot Homebrew Contest

@YancyDC Thanks for sharing your craft beer epiphany, and I agree with you about Boston Beer continuing to innovate the industry. Cheers!

What I Learned at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp

@smiths37 I would highly recommend a trip! Thanks for reading!

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