Edible Films: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery

Edible Films: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery

In this episode of Edible Films (produced by Edible Brooklyn), Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver shares his thoughts on craft beer as it relates to American food today. For Oliver, beer is food, and he considers himself to be the chef of the brewery.

Here are three powerful quotes from the video that summarize Oliver’s view of the rise (or renaissance) of American craft beer and food.

  • “To me, beer is really a part of the story of American food. If you look at the way craft beer has risen over the last 20 years, it tracks exactly with olive oil, cheese, bread, ice cream—everything that’s made a comeback from an industrialized food system.”
  • “Beer is simply a part of the renaissance of American food.”
  • “Industrialized food and industrialized beer was weird. We had 400 years of brewing in the Americas and only 50-60 years was this weird little spot where we had flavorless beer that was made by machines. And now, we’re recovering.”