Faculty

Herlinda Heras

Co host of Brew HaHa, Craft Beer radio show on KSRO Host of Brews News with Herlinda KSRO. Regular media correspondent for GABF and World Beer Cup and Outside Lands BeerLands. Member of the Pink Boots Society for women beer professionals. Certified Tourism Ambassador for Sonoma County. Avid Homebrewer. Beer and food judge; the first and only American to judge the British Pie Awards in England. Judge for Sonoma County Homebrewers Competition, Battle of the Brews and the Ibeerian Beer Awards in Portugal. International Brewers Care Coordinator for the RateBeer Best awards and festival. An enthusiastic Private chef; she's been on TV cooking shows and teaches the Cooking with Beer Demos at the Marin Sonoma Fair. She just returned from a month of touring Germany, Switzerland And UK breweries and hop farms. Frequent world traveler; she has been to all over Europe several times and Panama in her pursuit of great beer, wine and food. Rabid bookworm, cultural experiences and history seeker. She's given 6 tours for the United States naval war college coordinating for officers from 83 nations and enjoys taking them on brewery tours in their "free" time. Big fan of all Things fermented, beer, wine, cider, Sake and mead. A proud Navy brat; she came to SSU as a student many years ago and decided to make beautiful Sonoma County her forever home.


Past Speakers

Fal Allen, Anderson Valley brewmaster
Tony Amaral, Mesa Beverage GM
Don Barkley, Napa Smith brewmaster
Bob Brewer, Anchor Brewing tour guide and
Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker brewmaster
Mark Carpenter, Anchor Brewing brewmaster
Natalie Cilurzo, Russian River co-founder
Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River brewmaster
Daniel Del Grande, Bison Brewing brewmaster
Nicole Erny, Master Cicerone
Janet Fletcher, Planet Cheese and author
Dan Gordon, Gordon Biersch brewmaster
Amy Gutierrez, Beverages & more beer buyer
Rich Higgins, beer consultant and Master Cicerone
Peter Hoey, BSG Malting and former brewmaster
Brian Hunt, Moonlight Brewing brewmaster
JJ Jay, Petaluma Hills Brewing founder and brewmaster
Arne Johnson, Marin Brewing brewmaster
Colin Kaminski, Downtown Joe's brewmaster
Dave Keene, Toronado Pub owner
Marty Kuchinski, Hops-Meister Hop Farmer
Lars Larson, Trumer Brauerei brewmaster
Ron Lindenbusch, Lagunitas marketing & sales director
Tony Magee, Lagunitas founder
Jeremy Marshall, Lagunitas brewmaster
Tom McCormick, CCBA Executive Director
Mike McDole, award-winning homebrewer, Brewing Network co-host
Dave McLean, Magnolia Brewing founder and brewmaster
Shaun O'Sullivan, 21st Amendment Brewery & restaurant co-founder and brewmaster
Sean Paxton, the Homebrew Chef
Pete Slosberg, Chocolatier and founder of Pete's Wicked Ales
Mitch Steele, Stone Brewing brewmaster
Chris White, White Labs founder
Don Winkle, brewery attorney
Jamil Zainasheff, Heretic Brewing brewmaster and Brewing Network co-host