Greg Noonan

Greg Noonan, Author
Greg Noonan, Author

Gregory "Greg" John Noonan (March 4, 1951 – October 11, 2009)[1] was an American brewing expert who authored several published books on brewing.[2][3] His writing credits include Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home - And Microbrewers[4] (1986) which he updated in 1996 and changed the title to New Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home - And Microbrewers.[5] He also wrote Scotch Ale (1993) for the Classic Beer Styles Series from Brewers Publications.[6] He co-authored Seven Barrel Brewery Brewers Handbook (1997) with Mikel Redman and Scott Russell.[7]

Noonan was the owner and brewmaster of Vermont Pub and Brewery since 1988.[8]

Noonan was a National Judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program.[2]

On October 11, 2009 Noonan died after a short battle with stage four lung cancer.[9]


In 1997, Noonan received the Recognition Award from the American Homebrewers Association.[10]

In 2004, Noonan was awarded the Achievement Award from The Brewers Association in 2004[10] and then the following year (2005) the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing also from The Brewers Association.[11]


  1. ^ "Greg Noonan Obituary". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ a b "BJCP Homepage". Beer Judge Certification Program. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  3. ^ Essman Franz, Janet (February 2007). "Tap Dancing: Greg Noonan wrote the book on microbrewing--really". Business People - Vermont. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  4. ^ J., Noonan, Gregory (1986). Brewing lager beer : the most comprehensive book for home and microbrewers. Boulder, Colo.: Brewers Publications. ISBN 0937381012. OCLC 13289701.
  5. ^ J., Noonan, Gregory (1996). New brewing lager beer : the most comprehensive book for home- and microbrewers (Completely rev. and expanded ed.). Boulder, Colo.: Brewers Publications. ISBN 9781938469237. OCLC 689910873.
  6. ^ J., Noonan, Gregory (1993). Scotch ale. Boulder, Colo.: Brewers Publications. ISBN 0937381357. OCLC 30078615.
  7. ^ J., Noonan, Gregory (1996). Seven Barrel Brewery brewers' handbook. Ann Arbor, MI: G.W. Kent. ISBN 1887167005. OCLC 37670158.
  8. ^ MacQuarrie, Brian (May 28, 2006). "Making the Rounds". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  9. ^ Darren. "Remembering Greg Noonan". Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  10. ^ a b "Greg Noonan". Brewers Publications.
  11. ^ Staff (June 1, 2005). "News Briefs". The Beverage Industry. Retrieved 2009-11-19.[permanent dead link]

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