Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch

John Holl

John Holl is an award-winning journalist covering the beer industry. He’s the author of several books including Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint and The American Craft Beer Cookbook. He is the co-host of Steal This Beer, a podcast. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast and more. John has lectured on the culture and history of beer and judged beer competitions around the world.
Friday, November 22nd
I Don’t Like Beer- A Tasting*
For many, an introduction to beer came through a pale lager, best served iced cold, or an import that had a faint aroma of skunk. That coupled with a general impression that beer can be "lower class" than, say, wine, has some people claiming that they don't like beer. This presentation explores the flavors of beer, and how to properly taste it. When taking into account more than just taste, but color, aroma, mouthfeel, and a bit of history, many people are surprised when they suddenly find out that they do like beer, just not the stuff that started them in the wrong direction.

Saturday, November 23rd
What’s Brewing in Men’s Skin Care
Beer expert and author John Holl joins up with Mike Bruggeman, founder and CEO of Organic Male OM4, to discuss the parallels and similarities in ingredients between ales and skincare. 

Beer Pairing Dinner($)*
Beer expert and author John Holl joins forces with The Lodge at Woodloch's own Executive Chef Josh Tomson for a beer-pairing dinner experience you won’t soon forget. 

*Please sign-up for these activities with our Spa Concierge.