Ken Weaver is a beer writer, fiction writer, and technical editor based in Northern California. Ken received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. in physics from Cornell. He's a Certified BJCP beer judge and a frequent contributor to All About Beer. Anneliese Schmidt was born and raised in Marin County, CA. She has an M.S. in physics from Cornell University. Ali is a freelance photographer and is currently a student at the New York Institute of Photography. Her beer-centric photographs have most recently been featured in All About Beer. Ken Grossman is the Founder and Owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA and also the author of the upcoming book Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Wiley 2012).