Dr. Gregory Casey

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Greg, born and raised in Toronto, Canada, graduated from the University of Guelph in 1979 with a B.Sc. degree in Applied Microbiology before going on to attain a Ph.D. degree in 1984 in Applied Microbiology & Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Following two years as a NATO Postdoctoral Scientist at Carlsberg Laboratories in Copenhagen, he returned to the University of Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor in the Food Biotechnology Department (1986-1987). In the United States Greg held a wide variety of  R & D and Corporate Quality Assurance roles with Anheuser-Busch (1987-1991), Red Star Yeast and Products (1991-1992), The Stroh Brewery Company (1992-1999) and Coors/Molson Coors/MillerCoors (1999-2013). Greg became a naturalized US citizen in 1992 and served as the President of the American Society of Brewing Chemists in 2005-2006. 

In retirement Greg is partnering with the MBAA in publishing a three-volume series of books examining the history of the American lager brewing industry from the 1840s to the 1940s. Entitled The Inspiring & Surprising History & Legacy of American Lager Beer, Volume I (to be released in 2021) examines the transformational years of 1941-1948 when industry production increased a staggering 65%. Additionally, Volume I examines 29 myths associated with the history and origins of adjunct lager beer in the United States and how what actually transpired during the years of WWII (1941-1945) and Global Famine Relief (1946-1948) is completely 1800 to every single myth. In Volume II, Germany’s extensive history with the use of malt substitutes in brewing adjunct ager beer for consumption within the German Empire will be examined, as well as the profound role (beginning in the 1860s) this played in the establishment of the style within the United States. The last in the trilogy, Volume III primarily examines the industry’s successful defense of protecting the rights of American brewers to brew with the materials of their choice. Waged between the 1870s-1910s against a vast array of special interest groups all aligned as one in seeking to implement an American Reinheitsgebot (e.g. political institutions [City, State and Federal], the media and many, many others) an “American Reinheitsgebot” was only barely avoided.

As author, 100% of all book royalties will be donated to the national non-profit organization TAPS, a 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for those who have suffered the loss of a military loved one.