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Brewery Day 4: Cellar and Cleaning Day


Today happened to be a pretty light, quick day in the brewhouse. This was nice after a few long/hard days last week. I had one MAJOR improvement today… I put the insoles from my shoes into the rubber boots I had been wearing last week. It was a total game changer! For today’s tasks we had quite a bit of…

Brewery: Day 3 10/11/2018 Kegging and brew day help


Activities for the day… Brew Day: Cherrywood smoked porter with blueberries for Pints for Prostates. Additional work in transferring of fermented beer into brite tanks and kegging the last remaining beer from serving tank. Take Aways for the day: Be mindful of environmental conditions, such spending 2-3 hours in the cold walk-in cooler. Dress appropriately and take frequent breaks to…

Brewing Internship


As part of the Regis Applied Craft Brewing program that I am currently taking, one of the program requirements is to conduct an internship at a local brewery. The internship is to give each of us a hands-on take at what its like to work at a brewery. We are told that the internship can look like anything we are…

Next Up: Märzen/Oktoberfest Lager


I’ve been on a lager kick lately, with a vienna lager recently under my belt and a pilsner almost complete with primary fermentation. I’m thinking ahead a bit more to fall and thought it would be a great time to do a traditional lager for a Märzen/Oktoberfest lager. With plenty of room in the chest freezer, I feel comfortable making…

Summer/Fall 2018 Updates


This fall, I will be beginning the Applied Craft Brewing certificate program this fall at Regis University. This one-year program will help me to develop my knowledge of brewing science and techniques and give me a firm foundation for beginning a new career in brewing. Along the professional lines, I have recently had several interviews for a brewing position in…

2018 Brew Ideas


Today I was thinking a bit about what I want to brew for 2018. Call it a New Year’s resolution, call it a working plan, or just a sketch of what I think I will try to tackle this year. The beers are in no particular order, and what I brew and when will likely be the result of the…

Hoppy Berliner Weiss


Here’s a shot of my latest offering… a “hoppy” Berliner Weiss. Though not hoppy by most standards, this is definitely out of style. This beer was only dry-hopped, as to not limit the lactobacillus souring. Probably too hoppy and not tart enough for the BJCP, but it’s just fine by me! Here are my initial impressions of the beer… First…

Bottle Share and Dreg Capture


Hey there fellow beer lovers. I am organizing a sour beer bottle share, with the intent of collecting bottle dregs to then use in a sour beer that I will brew. Here’s how it works: Gather up your favorite sour beers that contain dregs. Check if the bottles contain harvestable dregs (sacc, brett, & bacteria). See the Mad Fermentationist website for…