Cider Educator, CCP Cider Professional, BJCP Judge, Account Manager Half Pint Ciders
3111 Via Colinas, Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Brian Trout is a San Diego polymath, fueled by a contagious passion for handcrafted quality. He can be found brewing beer, making cider, mead, kombucha, cheese and mustard, roasting coffee, cold-smoking edibles, and experimenting with wild fermented foods.
Brian serves as account manager and educator for Half Pint Ciders, and brewery and cider house consultant in San Diego. He is an active member of San Diego’s QUAFF homebrewing club, president of Queso Diego (cheese making club), a BJCP and mead judge, CCP cider professional, instructor of numerous homebrewing and cider workshops, and contributing author for BeerAdvocate and West Coaster magazines.
Brian has earned numerous regional and national awards, including two best of show mead/cider and two Brewing Machine awards at America’s Finest City Homebrew Competition, MCAB gold, silver and bronze medals, and a silver medal at NHC 2015 in the Sour Ale category.