Ralph Olson is the main man at HopUnion, one of the largest hop companies in the country, if not the world. He can be seen at practically all the important brewing industry functions, which is where I’ve gotten to know Ralph over the years, and over a pint … makes that pints. Happy birthday Ralph.
Ralph Olson (at left) with frequent partner in crime Ralph Woodall and Rob Widmer, the younger half of Widmer Brothers Brewing. This was taken at the 15th Anniversary Party for the Celebrator Beer News.
A contestant in the Celebrator Swimsuit Contest, held at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego.
Sandwiched between Jessica, the former event coordinator for the AOB and Christian Ettinger, head brewer at Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Portland, Oregon.
With Natalie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing, who’s accepting an award at the Alpha King Hop Challenge at last year’s GABF. If you look closely, you can find the award money.