About the Author
Alex Brown currently holds court as the general manager for Gourmet Imports, where he answers the questions, and tempers the fury, of the best chefs, cheesemongers, and restaurateurs in Los Angeles. He's an expert frequently quoted on cheese by food publications including Imbibe, the LA Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times. His innate obsession with ales began as a baby: his mother routinely drank Guinness Export prior to breastfeeding (thanks, Ma). When he's not importing obscure cheeses, sniffing truffles, vetting olive oils, or being a brute, he headbangs in the internationally renowned sludge band Robedoor, and is an avid lover of cycling.
Evan George is an investigative journalist whose coverage of the health insurance industry, homelessness, and the federal court system in the Los Angeles Downtown News and the Daily Journal has won local and national awards--none of which have stemmed from his extensive writing about beer, coffee, and cooking for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Los Angeles Times. He has grilled steaks at a Philadelphia bistro, flipped burgers in LA coffee shops, and, most recently, spent three years as a sous chef at the renowned vegetarian hot spot Elf Cafe. He holds a history degree from Occidental College.