About Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson is the author of Mashmaker: A Citizen's Guide to Making Great Beer at Home. He is a longtime homebrewer and 20-year veteran of the beer industry. He was a founding member of the webcast “Brewing TV” and sits on the editorial review board for BYO Magazine. A BJCP-certified judge since 1998, Dawson has authored articles on beer for several local and national publications including The Growler Magazine.
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