Gordon Strong is the only three-time winner of the coveted American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award, recognizing the national champion homebrewer. He is the author of two books, “Brewing Better Beer” and “Modern Homebrew Recipes”, and was technical editor of “Radical Brewing” and “Wild Brews”. He is the President and highest-ranking judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), and is the principal author of the last three editions of the BJCP Style Guidelines.
Strong is the technical editor of Zymurgy magazine, a member of the Commercial Calibration Panel, and a feature writer. He is the style columnist and a feature writer for Brew Your Own magazine, and has written for several other publications. He is a judge at the Great American Beer Festival, and many international competitions. He has spoken at brewing conferences in six countries on brewing, beer styles, judging, sensory analysis, mead making, and troubleshooting.