Ethan Fixell

Ethan Fixell
 Ethan Fixell
Title: Beverage Writer and Educator
Location: New York City, New York
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Beer, Wine, and Spirits

  • Certified cicerone, a specialist in beer.
  • Beverage writer for multiple publications, including All About Beer Magazine, The Beer Necessities, and Vanity Fair.
  • Former beer, wine, and spirits educator at the Astor Center.


Ethan Fixell is a former contributing writer for The Spruce Eats. His topic specialty is beer and he contributed multiple reviews on beer as well as articles to help readers navigate the complex world of beer.

As a beer, wine, and spirits writer, Fixell has also contributed to All About Beer Magazine, Tasting Table, Men's Journal, and Vanity Fair, among others. He spent a year as the editor-in-chief for Anheuser Busch's The Beer Necessities website. Fixell also teaches about beverages at the Astor Center and has served as the beer director for New York City's Merchants Hospitality Group.


Fixell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. He went on to become a Certified Cicerone, a program that specializes specifically in beer. Following that, he became a Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits through the Society of Wine Educators.

About The Spruce

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