Beer Critical is me, Bennett. I launched Beer Critical in early 2017 as a way to channel my thoughts with the hope that after writing my thoughts on beer and sensory science down, I can hopefully get a break from thinking about beer and flavor all the time and finally start thinking about other stuff.
I don’t have many interesting or original opinions on individual beers or about what makes a “good beer.” Instead, I like to think about media, the roots of our knowledge of beer, fascinating flavors, and where this is all going. There’s already so many excellent places to go for beer reviews, news, homebrewing, and trends, but if you want to look at the big picture and question the status quo while getting into a few gory science details, I think you’ll find something you like here.
I’ll post every Thursday, at least for now. Check back!
I’m a Certified Cicerone® and have a M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry. After finishing my degree, I wasn’t exactly sure about what I wanted to do with my life, but a “shots fired” commercial during the 2015 Superbowl about “brewing the hard way” (or some nonsense) instantly clarified that I should pursue a career in craft beer. I currently work in quality control and sensory analysis at a 40K-bbl/year brewery.
Any given day I’ll be homebrewing, taking a run, or working though the Rap Genius page on Hamilton. I need more hobbies outside of beer.