Cool Dad Job: Co-Owner, Sierra Nevada Brewing
Cool Dad Vibe: BBQ All-Star
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Brian Grossman was born to brew beer. His father founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in 1980 and, a few years later, Brian was toddling around the idyllic compound in Chico, California, climbing into malt sacks and sliding down conveyor belts. Having learned from his dad, one of the most innovative and hardest working brewers in American history, Grossman has taken his skills to Asheville, NC. There, he spends his time as an avid outdoorsman climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, biking and skiing the Smoky Mountains with his own growing family. That family includes 5-year-old Jaxon and 16-month-old Julia, all the while running Sierra Nevada’s East Coast operations and innovating new beers with his dad. Want to see (taste) a second-generation genius’s work? Get your hands on a Hop Hunter IPA and toast an American dynasty.