Ro Guenzel

Video Tip: Why Open Fermentation Is Key to Brewing Great Weissbier

At Bluejacket, head brewer Ro Guenzel and his team follow the example of the Bavarians and use shallow, open fermentors to get the aromatic expression they want from their weissbier. Here, Guenzel explains the dynamics of how it works and why it matters.

Video Tip: The Coevolution of Humans and Weissbier

Ready for Wheat Beer School? Bluejacket head brewer Ro Guenzel connects the dots between the history of wheat and barley, their importance to civilization, and the unique properties they bring to Bavarian-style weissbier.

Video Tip: How to Properly Pour a Weissbier

The composition of a Bavarian-style weissbier guarantees ample, sturdy foam—if brewed well. Bluejacket head brewer Ro Guenzel demonstrates the traditional pouring technique into a typical weissbier glass.

Video Tip: The Why of Weizen

In this clip from his video course on how to brew traditional Bavarian-style weissbier, Bluejacket head brewer Ro Guenzel explains the monikers and origins of the style.

Full Video: Brewing Bavarian-Style Weissbier with Bluejacket’s Ro Guenzel

Ro Guenzel, head brewer of Bluejacket in Washington, DC, has a special love for authentic, Bavarian-style weissbier. In this video course, he tackles the history of the style, traditional brewing methods, food pairings, and much more.