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Garrett Oliver Talks Shake Shack and Brooklyn Brewery's Hoppy History

April 21, 2017

Cheers to the Shack!

What a head chef is to a restaurant, Garrett Oliver is to Brooklyn Brewery. Using decades of brewing experience, brewmaster Garrett creates and develops unique beer recipes such as the Shake Shack-exclusive Shackmeister Ale.

Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Garrett has been the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. Garrett was introduced to Shake Shack in 2008 when the Shack team asked him to help create a brew that would pair perfectly with a ShackBurger®.

garrett oliver holding a beer in a shake shack cup


Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton


In our debut cookbook, “Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories,” Garrett tells the full story of becoming a Shack BFF, how he created the signature ShackMeister Ale and why he loves working with the Shack fam. Pre-order the book now before its official release on May 16th to get the lowdown and Garrett’s must-know beer and hot dog pairings—just in time for summer!


Check out how Brooklyn Brewery Stands For Something Good® in this video, and stay tuned on our blog for more deets on what’s inside “Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories.”

Bottoms up!


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