The video below is from the Keynote Speech at the Craft Brewers Conference Wednesday morning by Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing.

“I Am A Craft Brewer” is a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg Koch, CEO of the Stone Brewing Co. and Chris & Jared of Redtail Media…and more than 35 amazing craft brewers from all over the country. The video was shown to a packed audience of 1700 craft brewers and industry members at the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference as an introduction to Greg’s Keynote Speech entitled “Be Remarkable: Collaboration Ethics Camaraderie Passion.” As is tradition for the CBC Keynote, a toast to the audience was offered. This time, the beers offered for the toast were all collaboratively brewed craft beers including Isabella Proximus, Collaboration Not Litigation, AleSmith/Mikkeller/Stone Belgian Style Triple, Jolly Pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale, and 2009 Symposium Ale “Audacity of Hops.”

If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, if this doesn’t make you proud to be a craft beer lover, you don’t shout “HELL YEAH!!!” then you’re reading the wrong blog. This is exactly what we are talking about when we talk about the culture of beer.


I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo.

Can I get an amen, people? Cheers!

Hat tip to Brookston Beer Bulletin