Stone Brewing “Beer Ambassador” Dr. Bill Sysak w/ 2 Upcoming Events Feb. 27th

bait shopThe following comes from Stone Brewing in Iowa’s Facebook page. I’ve been following Dr. Bill for a while now on twitter, untappd, Facebook, and the podcast “New Brew Thursday” when that was on. This guy knows beer, how to pair it with food and cigars, and is just interesting to listen to so check out one of these events if you can. Winestyles in Des Moines and El Bait Shop will be hosting:

Stone Brewing Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak will be touring ‪#‎Iowa‬ at the end of February and will be stopping in ‪#‎DesMoines‬ on Saturday Febraury 27th. We have set up two special events with “Dr.” Bill in town. The first being a beer and cheese pairing at WineStyles from 5-7pm. The second being a rare beer tapping at el Bait Shop featuring some beers that have never been on tap in Iowa such as ‪#‎Xocoveza‬ Charred, ‪#‎Stone‬Imperial Irish Stout, and the reemergence of a favorite ‪#‎StoneCollab‬,‪#‎Suede‬ Porter. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fun and educating experience. ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎DrBillTourdeIowa‬

Dr. Bill Sysak hosting a Live Stone Brewing Webcast at Winestyles

Really respect Dr. Bill and always love his food and beer pairings. Check this event out! Details are below:



Tuesday, October 13th
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

>> RSVP at your local WineStyles <<

Join us for a LIVE virtual beer tasting event with Stone Brewing’s craft beer guru, “Dr.” Bill Sysak.  In real-time, taste 6 Stone craft beers along side “Dr.” Bill and ask him your questions online.  Seating is limited – call your local WineStyles to RSVP.

“Dr.” Bill  Biography

Dr-Bill-Bio-BubbleBill Sysak, or as he’s more often referred to, “Dr. Bill,” is the Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. “Dr.” Bill is a Certified Cicerone® and has proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving craft beers. He received his nickname through his work as a medic in the military Army National Guard, and the moniker has stuck with him throughout his career in the craft beer industry. At Stone, he’s responsible for setting the beverage standard and ensuring the beverage philosophy is followed at all Stone Brewing Co. venues. “Dr.” Bill is widely considered one of the foremost experts in24carrotgolden_Bottle_Thumbthe field of pairing beer with food. He suggests the beer, wine and food pairings for the menus at our restaurants, and also coordinates and hosts many Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens events including: Beer & Cigar Dinners, Master Pairing events, Sour Fest, Oakquinox, Stone Pour it Black, and Rare Beer Breakfast. Sysak has been featured in such publications as New York Times, Draftmagazine, Imbibe, Los Angeles Times, and Food & Wine.

He is on the San Diego State University “Business of Craft Beer” Advisory Board and is the instructor for the “Exploring Craft Beer” course.

“Dr.” Bill can also be found on the popular Internet podcasts, “New Brew Thursday” where he does a “Master Pairings” segment each week and “Expert Drinking,” where he educates his fans on the best of craft beers, cigars, fine wines, and spirits.  Learn more about “Dr.” Bill on Stone’s Blog here.


  • Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Stone Ruination Double IPA
  • Stone Coffee Milk Stout
  • Stone Smoked Porter


Contact your participating local WineStyles to RSVP!