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Owen Ogletree

Owen Ogletree


My current passion or focus:

Writing about craft beer, organizing beer festivals and European beer trips for groups, BJCP National Beer Judge, Great American Beer Festival judge.

Past lives:

AP Biology Teacher, Science Content Specialist for Walton County Public Schools in Georgia


Craft beer travel, hiking.

Why I brew/distill:

I owned Brewtopia homebrew shop in Athens, GA for three years in the mid-'90s and made so many great friends in the beer industry.

Why I teach at BDC:

To spread my love of classic beer styles and knowledge of off-flavors.

Favorite brewing/distilled related topic:

Cask-conditioned ale, hop varieties, yeast metabolism.


BJCP National Beer Judge, Member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers


Several homebrewing medals over the years

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