‘I am a Craft Brewer’

Craft beer video previews at CBC

Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. put together a rousing and inspirational video with around 35 different craft brewers from around the country for his keynote address at the Craft Brewers Conference which took place last week in Boston, Mass.

The video ends with a toast to craft beer, so you may want to get a beer ready before you watch it. Enjoy.


  1. Rosie says

    Wish I would have been there for the toast, would have probably cried like a sissy. 😮

    Great piece of film!

    Cheers craft brewers,

  2. NYSBrewer says

    I was there for the toast. It was a great and powerful moment. Not many times in my life had I felt so much pride and comradery. I love our industry!!

  3. lhall says

    It was a great moment. I seriously got chills near the end. I encourage everone to paste a link to the video on your website, and get everyone you know to see it.

  4. Sulfur says

    The video mentions that craft brewers don’t use corn. I don’t use corn, but if I did would that make me officially not a craft brewer? I’ve never seen an “official” definition. On the BA site I can see a reference to a craft brewer being one who uses malted grains. But this would also exclude those who use adjuncts. This is all fine with me since I brew my lagers via the Reinheitsgebot. I was just surprised to see that statement.

  5. lhall says

    Yeah, that was one part of the video that I didn’t like. There is nothing wrong with corn or rice, they are just another grain in our portfolio. We’re using them for the flavor they can give – not to make a beer more cheaply.

  6. Ted Briggs says

    I once made a Prohibition Pils w/ 30% corn– was a great beer!! And my resume still says Craftbrewer. Praise the Maize!

  7. Jephro says

    Craft Brewers typically use 2-Row Barley (right?) and Mega Macro Big Brothers use 6-Row. Maybe that would ba a better distinction as even i have use some flaked rice in one of my seasonals. I remember A-B bragging about using 2-Row in thier Bud Select. I find it funny when big boys try to emulate us?:rolleyes:

  8. MatthewS says

    I was there and felt a great pride throughout the opening morning.
    all this amazing stuff is happening and I am truly proud to be a small part of it.

    Bring it on brewers!

  9. mr.jay says


    I can’t imagine there was a dry eye in the house!

    Today, my pint glass runeth over with tears of pride and joy. I look forward to mashing in tomorrow with my head held high.:)