Stephen Oliver, AIA

The Brewery Architect is a blog extension of the architectural work of OPA Design Studio and its principal, Stephen Oliver. As the list and brewery/distillery design knowledge grew it has become an opportunity for deeper dives into design issues and industry trends surrounding breweries, their owners and fans. After designing its first brewery in 2012, Stephen has been a part of site selection, planning, design and construction of over two dozen facilities in Austin and beyond, including Live Oak Brewery, Still Austin Whiskey, Pinthouse Pizza, Family Business, Austin Eastciders, Cuvee Coffee and Vista Brewing. Connect with Stephen and OPA Design Studio on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Caitlin Johnson

Big World, Small Girl is an Austin-based blog centered around craft beer and travel. Launched in 2015 by Caitlin Johnson, this blog serves as a way to share adventures, stories, and interviews behind America’s most beloved breweries and drinks. Big World, Small Girl has worked with numerous brands which include, Whole Foods, GrowlerWerks, Jameson Whiskey, Shiner Beer, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Sugarfina, Guinness, and Dogfish Head. Collaborations include taproom coverage, simple recipes, how-tos, weekend getaways, and event promotions. Follow along at and connect with Caitlin on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.