Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow!


Wow guys, tomorrow is the big day! From Feb 1st to March 17th we’re counting on YOU, the craft beer community, to bring this book from the drawing board to shelves. We need to raise $25,000 in 45 days on, and we won’t be seeing a cent of it unless we reach that goal, so tell your friends, and have them tell their friends, about what a great project California BrewMasters really is!

We’re offering some great rewards for our backers. From custom made key chains, tshirts, posters, and beer growlers, to book pre-orders, copies of the prints, and even personal tours with some of the brewers in the book! So get your hands on some great shwag and help support would should be kick ass coffee table book set to release this June!

In the San Francisco area? Join us tomorrow for our launch party at City Beer Store! 3-10p, free to come check out prints, stop by and have a beer with us to learn more about the project!

Keep an eye on the site for more info, tomorrow you’ll have a chance to really help make this book a realty! Let’s bring these interviews and portraits with your favorite California brewers to life!



Official CBM Logo Release

Logo - full color - distressed

Hey everybody. Today I’m very excited to share with you guys the awesome logo we’ve come up with to represent the California Brew Masters project. This will appear on a lot of great shwag we’re going to be giving away on the Kickstarter campaign, which launches Feb. 1st. It will also be used in promo material and of course in the book. Hope you guys like it as much as I do! To keep up with further book progress be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @CABrewMasters .


What do you guys think of the new look? Be sure to weigh in with your opinions.

Cheers everybody!

Support CBM – Have a Beer with Us!


Hello, craft beer aficionados! The countdown is on – we launch our Kickstarter to get this project funded and turned into a book on Feb. 1st. We’re going to need to raise $25,000, that’s not chump change, and we’re going to need your help to do it. That’s why we decided to do what craft drinkers love to do best – get people together for a beer!

We’re going to be having some really great events where you can see portraits of the brewers, hang out with some brewers, and donate to a worthy cause… all while holding a delicious beer in your hand.  Today we’re just announcing two of the events we’re holding.

On Feb 1st, we’ll be at City Beer Store in San Francisco from 3-10pm. If you haven’t been, City Beer Store is an awesome, very well respected craft beer store in SF that always has a great tap list and rare beers for sale, they’ll have the brewer prints on display for the months of February and March. On Feb 1st though, join us for the official launch party of our Kickstarter and gallery opening. Bring friends!

On Feb 21st we’ll be in Pomona at one of my favorite beer bars, The Rookery. We’ll have prints to check out, some great rare beers to drink, and we’re bringing some brewers out for it as well.

We’ll be hosting a couple more events, but for now set your calendars and come join us to support a great cause!

Welcome to the CBM Blog


Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’m glad you stopped by. For this inaugural post I thought I’d start simply enough by telling you a bit about the project, and share some exciting news about it’s development. The California Brew Masters book is a collection of interviews and portraits of some of California’s best brewers, over 45 of them so far.

Each brewer was interviewed about their brewing history, their opinions on the beer industry, their philosophy of brewing, some shared funny stories, others shared some great tips and tricks for home brewers. We then took them around their own brewery, or into their communities, to photograph them and reveal the face responsible for that empty glass in front of you. We’re putting all this content together so that you can learn the stories behind your favorite brewers.

So why do this? Well, first and foremost these guys (and gals) produce a lot of great beer. Beer that’s so good you’ll take one sip and go “ahhhhh” like you suddenly found yourself in a friggen Pepsi commercial. There’s over 300 breweries in California alone, that’s the most in the country! So, with all the recent momentum of the craft beer movement, I couldn’t help but think these folks deserved a bit of credit. So I, Nick Gingold, author and photographer of this fine project (nice to meet you too), set out on a California adventure to meet some great people, and drink some amazing beer.

So here I sit today, writing this post to you, and if you’ve read this far, I’m hoping you like my idea, and like what I have to offer to the world. That’s good… because we need YOUR help. Yes, you, at the computer. Even you, girl reading this on your cell phone. We need your help to turn this project into a beautiful coffee table book. We’re launching a Kickstarter February 1st to raise $25,000 in 45 days. That’s a LOT of money in a little amount of time, and so we’re counting on YOU to bring this fan-friggin-tastic 10″x10″ hard cover coffee table book to life.

Now, your generosity will not go unnoticed. We’ll be offering some of the beer-nerdiest, most redonk-a-donk incentives for the backers of this project. You can also pre-order your own copy of the book for $5 off the retail price. Now isn’t that just swell?

So stay tuned for a lot more info, I’m excited to share this wild ride with you. I’ll be doing blog posts about future fundraising events, progress reports on the book and the Kickstarter campaign, sweet teasers of portraits and clips from the interviews, and much more. Thanks for your support. Cheers!