Head Brewer/Co-Owner, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Denver
The forward-thinking traditionalist
A well-made lager falls quickly into the background amid good times and good people. It’s not meant to knock you over with sensory explosions. However, by the third glass of Bierstadt’s signature Slow-Pour Pils, it’s impossible to not focus on its contents. Conversations with Carter, who conceived the brewery with partner Bill Eye, are the same. Unafraid to speak her mind, she’s happy to offer advice and work as a tireless advocate for well-crafted yet unfussy beer. It’s made her a go-to source for beer history and a leader for its future. At Bierstadt, Carter has helped create a must-visit spot for beer drinkers who care about tradition, a proper mug of crystal-clear helles and uncompromised brewing.