Been so busy lately I forgot to post about my second trip out to California a few weeks ago. I attended the University of California’s Davis extension Intensive Brewing Science course. I was instructed by two of the brightest minds in our industry, Michael Lewis and Charles Bamforth. We even had a special guest instructor from Australia, Peter Aldren. I learned more than I could have ever imagined about the biochemistry and science behind the miracle of creating beer. My mind is still trying to de-compress. We examined beer making from grain to glass and all the chemical reactions that take place therein. A big thanks goes out to the University of California Davis, The Sudwerk Brewery, The Rubicon Brewery, and all the fascinating people that took the time to entertain discussions of brewing beer with me. Another big thanks goes out to all those at the “co-ops” on campus there in Davis for throwing a killer party. :)
Monthly Archives: June 2011
After much anticipation, we finally received our shiny new 20 barrel brewhouse today. Via truck from British Columbia, we unloaded the mash/lauter tun, brewkettle, hot liquor tank, CIP system, and two 40 barrel bright tanks. A big thanks goes out to Specific Mechanical for working so hard to get our system made and shipped out in such a short time. So far everything looks great. We’ll be busy for a few more weeks trying to piece everything together and hopefully start brewing test batches. We’re also almost done with the tasting room and bar. Looking forward to having plenty of great beer for everyone to come and sample. Now we’re just waiting on a couple more government approvals and then we’ll be under way. Hopefully just another month or so until you see us in your local watering hole……..