Joel Deerwester

Based in New York City, Joel Deerwester is a homebrewer, writer, and digital media analyst with years of experience in the New York food and beverage industry and nanobrewing.


Drawing from years of experience in food and beverage, homebrewing, and nanobrewing


Joel Deerwester holds a degree in English Literature from Columbia University and studied music composition and performance at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes Conservatory. He spends his free time studying food and beer science and brewing methods and looking for the next best beer.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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