Mary Izett is a passionate brewer specializing in fast and alternatively fermented beverages. She is the author of Speed Brewing and president of Cuzett Libations, a gypsy brewing company in Brooklyn. She is a BJCP National ranked beer judge, has been the president of both the New York City Homebrewers Guild and the Malted Barley Appreciation Society and has written for Ale Street News, All About Beer, and Zymurgy.