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Fal Allen

Fal Allen started brewing professional in 1988 for Red Hook Brewery in Seattle. In 1990 he moved downtown to Pike Place brewery where he was the head brewer for 8 years. In 1999 he was awarded the Brewer’s Association’s Russell Schehrer award for innovation and Achievement in craft brewing. In 2000 he took over as the general manager at Anderson Valley Brewing in Northern California. He currently is the brewmaster for Archipelago Brewing (a division of Asia Pacific Breweries) in Singapore. He has been a beer judge at the Great American Beer Festival for the last 12 years and has judged several times at the World Beer Cup.

Fal's writing credits include co-authoring the BA’s style guideline book on Barley Wine, a four part series on Microbiology and lab work in Brewing Techniques and more than 40 articles in American Brewer, The New Brewer, Zymurgy, MBAA Technical Quarterly, The Celebrator, The Malt Advocate, and other publications.

Articles by Fal Allen Published on-line:
Beer from the Stainless: Producing Traditional British Cask Beers in America

The Microbrewery Laboratory Manual-
A Practical Guide to Laboratory Techniques and Quality Control Procedures for Small-Scale Brewers, Part 1: Yeast Management

The Microbrewery Laboratory Manual-
Part II: Bacteria Detection, Enumeration, and Identification

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