World-Renowned Brewmaster Garrett Oliver to Headline First-Ever Pittsburgh Brew ’N Chew

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PITTSBURGH, Pa., November 14, 2013 – GoodTaste! Pittsburgh is excited to announce that legendary Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster, Garrett Oliver will be headlining the first-ever Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew on January 11, 2014, at the Monroeville Convention Center. One of the foremost authorities in the world on the subject of beer, Oliver will bring his more than 20 years of experience to the event to discuss how to create the perfect pair when matching food with beer.


“When it comes to brewing, I’m not sure it gets any bigger than Garrett Oliver,” said Dee Weinberg, president, GoodTaste! Pittsburgh. “Not only is he one of the most recognizable figures in the industry, he is also one of the best when it comes to pairing beer with food. It’s simply a match made in heaven for the Brew ‘N Chew and we couldn’t be more excited to have him at this year’s event.”


Oliver is entering his 20th year as brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery. Since joining the Brewery in 1994, he’s been creating unique and delicious brews and hauling in awards both domestically and abroad. He is widely known for his flavorful interpretations of traditional brewing styles and as an avid and entertaining lecturer and writer on the subject of beer, penning “The Brewmaster’s Table” and serving as Editor-in-Chief of “The Oxford Companion To Beer”.


But Oliver is more than just the mastermind behind the bottle; he’s also an expert when it comes to pairing beer with food. In fact, he’s hosted more than 800 beer tastings, dinners and cooking demonstrations in fourteen countries and is internationally recognized as an expert on traditional beer styles and their affinity with good food. To add to his impressive resume, he is also a frequent contributor to beer and food-related periodicals.


To learn more about the inaugural Brew ‘N Chew event, purchase tickets or inquire about participating as a sponsor or vendor, please visit


About GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

GoodTaste! Pittsburgh is Western Pennsylvania’s largest food and cooking extravaganza, dishing up events that showcase food and spirits as an entertaining, exciting and engaging experience. Our plate is full with large one-day shows that feature national and local chefs; corporate events for clients and employees; food events and shows with stellar regional partners like the Heinz History Center; and workshops for foodies.



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