Dr. Kristen England is a Grand Master III beer judge, author and COO/Head Brewer for Bent Brewstillery in Roseville, MN. Kristen was one of the creators and the original Education Director for the BJCP. He continued in that role until he opened his own brewery, Pour Decisions Brewing Company in 2011. After a successful year, PDBC merged with Bent Brewstillery to include a distillery and increase the amount of barrel aged sour beers that Kristen truly loves. Kristen is the organizer of the Minnesota Mashout, the 2nd largest individual home brew competition in the world, and the co-director of the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing. He is one of the principle authors of the BJCP Style Guidelines and is very familiar with world beer styles. Kristen is co-author of the 1909 Beer Style Guide with Ron Pattinson and was also the technical editor for Modern Homebrew Recipes by Gordon Strong. Kristen is the lone author of an upcoming book on brewing world beer styles.