Bill Downs, Certified Beer Judge #D1349
I am a beer journalist, published author, award winning homebrewer and have been judging beers for 20 years now.
Beer has become a passion of mine, as a judge, homebrewer, author and former “staff historian” for the Rocky Mountain Brewing Newspaper. It is my way of releasing my “inner-artist.”
When I was asked to help with Craft Beer Week again this year, I have found it still is very exciting. As a former Great Falls resident, I really have learned to love the people that I work with in Great Falls. It is always great to return to people near and dear to me, and it is even better when I see just how much the quality of beer has improved in Montana since the first time, I was involved 8 years ago. Montana does have world class beer, and I have enjoyed being a part of that and watching beer in Montana evolve over the years!
Thank you to everyone involved in the event for inviting me and allowing me to share in the evolution of the world class beer in Montana!