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Dan Gordon has earned a reputation for being one of America’s premier brewing engineers during his 28-year tenure at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company. He is the first American in more than 40 years to graduate from the prestigious five-year brewing program at the world-renowned Technical University of Munich in Weihenstephan, Germany. Dan currently oversees the brewing operations at the Gordon Biersch brewing and bottling facility in San Jose, CA, where he ensures that all of his beloved brews are crafted using the highest-quality ingredients with the closest attention to detail.

Dan is also a talented chef and is the creator of the trademarked and wildly popular, Gordon Biersch Garlic Fries. Dan frequently lectures at Stanford University, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and USF. His hobbies include cooking, playing jazz trombone, and trap shooting.