One door closes, and an­other one opens.

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Editor’s Note - Jamie Bogner Co­founder & Ed­i­to­rial Di­rec­tor Craft Beer & Brew­ing Mag­a­zine®

We launched this me­dia com­pany back in 2013 with a small but in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful crew. Over time, a few things have changed—we added more is­sues, we launched events, on­line classes took o, we bought a bar, we sold a bar, we re­leased books, we re­leased apps, and we launched the cre­ative agency side of our busi­ness. But through it all, the an­chor of the con­tent side of our busi­ness has been our manag­ing editor, Tr­ish Faubion.

Any busi­ness is only as good as the peo­ple who work for it, and Tr­ish is one of the best—an ex­pe­ri­enced editor, a savvy pro­duc­tion di­rec­tor, and an ea­gle-eyed per­fec­tion­ist. Our sto­ries are clean and con­sis­tent be­cause Tr­ish is fa­nat­i­cal about get­ting it right. From her adamant ad­her­ence to the proper us­age of the word “hops” to her love of the Ox­ford comma, she has made sure we com­mu­ni­cate clearly, hon­estly, and cor­rectly.

It’s bit­ter­sweet for me to an­nounce that this is­sue will be her last as a full-time sta mem­ber of Craft Beer & Brew­ing Mag­a­zine®, as she’s reached the point where she is ready to re­tire and spend more time with her dog, her quilts, and her garden. On a per­sonal level, we couldn’t be hap­pier for her—she’s earned this—but it won’t be the same with­out her here in the o†ce.

On the other side of the coin, we’re thrilled to wel­come ex­pe­ri­enced author and editor John Holl to the Craft Beer & Brew­ing Mag­a­zine® fam­ily. John most re­cently helmed com­pet­ing ti­tle All About Beer mag­a­zine, and in the spirit of co­op­er­a­tive com­pe­ti­tion that’s so com­mon in craft beer, we’ve been friends for a few years now. When the op­por­tu­nity pre­sented it­self to bring him on board, we didn’t have to think twice, and you’ll Šnd a few sto­ries from John in this is­sue.

Change is a con­stant through­out the world of craft beer, and we’ve been lucky to keep a core team in place for as long as we have. The in­dus­try as a whole con­tin­ues to change and evolve at a pace that can be di†cult to keep up with, but th­ese chal­lenges are op­por­tu­ni­ties when viewed through the proper lens. We can’t dwell on the way things used to be or long for the sim­pler times. Our re­spect for the past and the rich history it holds is im­por­tant, but it in­vari­ably ex­ists in ten­sion with a de­sire to­ward pro­gres­sion, and the most in­ter­est­ing place to be is that in­ter­sec­tion of past prac­tice and lead­ing tech­niques with a cul­tural acu­ity to cre­atively push the conversation for­ward.

As one door closes, an­other one opens, so raise a glass with me and toast the Šne work that Tr­ish has done for us (and all the sto­ries and classes you all en­joy). She’ll be dearly missed. Then raise your glass again in a wel­come toast for John and drink to the fu­ture, the new sto­ries, and the new memories we’ll make. We hope you en­joy this is­sue. We made it for you.

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