Jay Brooks has filled in the gaps left open by TIME Magazine, when, in its 100 most influential people issue, it neglected beer folk. He has created his list of the Top Ten Most Influential Beer People of the past 50 years.
Number One is easy:
Read the Brookston Beer Bulletin for the next nine, and for several honorable mentions.
For me, Number 11 should be the Unknown Beerist —standing in for all the brewers and other folk who have worked in the beer industry, usually without public acclaim, and in the case of craft brewing, often for small pay, to bring us great beer.