About the Author
Anne Fitten Glenn first learned about craft beer when she worked for George Stranahan, the founder of Flying Dog Brewery in Woody Creek, Colorado, in the early 1990s. Her most memorable beer experience was having writer Hunter S. Thompson yell at her in the middle of the night because she'd left the cover off the Stranahans' hot tub. He was naked, and she was holding a beer. Because she and her friends had previously imbibed half a keg of Doggie Style Pale Ale, she was not as scared as she should have been.
Anne Fitten moved to Asheville in 1997, soon after the town's craft brewvival began (yes, it's a double first name). She started writing about beer and the beer business in 2006 while freelancing for both Asheville newspapers. Her regular "Brews News" column for Asheville's Mountain Xpress newsweekly debuted in 2009. Since then, she s written articles for the national Brewers Association's online magazine. Her online alter ego, Brewgasm, blogs, tweets and Facebooks obsessively about all things beer.
With support from the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Anne Fitten developed and regularly teaches Beer 101 classes for both restaurant industry workers and the beer-loving public. She also regularly speaks at conferences and special events and on panels about the world's favorite alcoholic beverage. She s a member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers, the Pink Boots Society and the North Carolina Writers' Network. She serves on the organizing committees for both Asheville Beer Week and North Carolina Beer Month and on the North Carolina Brewers Cup Board of Advisors.