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When Ron Pattinson comes to town

Ron Pattinson, The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer

That’s Ron Pattinson, above, having a beer at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam, where he lives but hardly seems to have time to drink these days. He’s returning to North America for another whirlwind tour, beginning Sunday in Toronto.

I’m not sure he appreciates what he is in for once the National Homebrewers Conference begins in Grand Rapids. First official event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Perrin Brewing Company. But the real fun is likely to come at Club Night and the Beer City Social Club late each night.

I already know about one homebrewed Grodziskie we should get a chance to taste Wednesday at Perrin.

7 Responses to When Ron Pattinson comes to town

  1. Alan June 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    It seems to me the man is simply coming to this continent to drink!!

  2. Martyn Cornell June 5, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    You say that as if it’s a bad thing, Alan.

    • Alan June 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

      Only in the sense that I have to find him and get him from place to place… and drink myself… which… is going to be OK.

  3. Brian Yaeger June 5, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    As much as I love drinking at In de Wildeman, I’d take the NHC any day! Please tell Ron we’re overdue for more bier should he make it back here.

  4. SteveH June 5, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    Now, I know Ron has a new book on home-brewing, bit how many home-brewers do you suppose have read his blog… where he often has choice adjectives for hobby home-brewers? ;)

    On the serious side, the man is a treasure of history and information with his tireless passion for research. And beer. Hope the home-brewers listen up.

    • Stan Hieronymus June 5, 2014 at 6:02 am #

      Steve – I can’t remember how many times I’ve heard relevant information from “Shut Up” quoted during conversations at NHC. American homebrewers discovered his work long ago.

      • SteveH June 5, 2014 at 10:07 am #

        I don’t doubt that Stan — well-read home-brewers do their research. I was just poking fun at Ron’s (often poignant) condemnations of the home-brewers who want to run before they learn to walk well.

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