Mitch Steele is a craft ambassador. Plus, he’s a really nice guy. That’s an increasingly rare combination in any industry today (extraordinary and unostentatious). Stone Brewing Co.‘s brewmaster has always been willing to step up and help out fellow craft compatriots with genuine and insightful advice on this site, for which we are most grateful. Few people know, make and innovate beer like Steele. Plus, he’s just entertaining. Watch him muse all over the Stone Americano Stout above — a bold, rich imperial brew that incorporates more than 250 pounds of artisanal espresso beans into the mash (along with Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops). It’s a bold beer from a brewer that’s the beau ideal.