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Edible Films: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery

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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.”

Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.