The head brewer and cofounder of Virginia’s The Veil Brewing Co. is known for both his hyperfocus on spontaneous lambic-style brewing and for pushing the boundaries of beer with a commitment to experimentation, challenge, and learning.
In this special subscriber-only bonus segment of Episode 128, Matt Tarpey discusses the mental anguish of customer feedback, building an approach to lager brewing not tied to traditional styles, The Veil’s multifaceted approach to brewing IPAs, and more.
Kyle Matthias is assistant brewmaster of pilot brewing at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. He oversees a production calendar of about 140 brews per year on the brewery’s 3.5-barrel pilot system. The potential for learning is immense.
Breakside Brewery, under Brewmaster Ben Edmunds, has taken home 16 GABF medals and eight from the World Beer Cup. They've done it by shaving down beers to the elements that appeal most to their expert tasters.
The former brewing director of Jackie O’s in Ohio left the acclaimed brewery to launch his own barrel-aging project in California. Here, he talks big beers—from malt and yeast to blending.
Tony Lawrence, founder and brewer at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon, talks about the importance of balance in IPAs, as well as his brewery's approach to fermenting, dry hopping, and sticking with what they like to brew and drink.
The wood cellar and mixed-fermentation director for fast-growing Creature Comforts in Athens, Georgia, dives deep into brewing and blending barrel-aged beer.
What if the next hot trend is a return to old favorites? Stranger things have happened in the world of food and drink. On that bet, Bagby Beer of Oceanside, California, is all in.
Terroir and character matter for Chris Betts, founder of Michigan’s Transient Artisan Ales. Here, he talks about how they build that character into everything from relatively dry hazy IPAs (using Michigan hops) to their spontaneously fermented beer.
Bavarian-born Florian Kuplent, cofounder and brewmaster of Urban Chestnut in St. Louis, gets into the details of brewing both traditional and experimental beers.