MicroBrewr 004: Craft Beer Quality Control and Bottling w/ 3 Sheeps Brewery
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The MicroBrewr Podcast is Going Weekly!!
The success of this podcast within the first three episodes has been so awesome and the personal connections that I’ve already made have pushed me to take the next step with this podcast. From now on, I’ll be releasing a new MicroBrewr podcast weekly for your listening enjoyment. I’ve been going back and forth on this for a few weeks but I have to give a special thanks to my friend, Nathan Pierce for pushing me to commit to the weekly podcast. In the next podcast, you’ll get to meet Nathan and hear about his project that he’s currently working on (more info to come). If there’s any specific topics that you’d like to hear more about in future podcasts, let me know on Facebook or Twitter. Finally, I just have to say it means so much to me for listening so if there’s anything that I can do to return the favor, let me know what I can do!
Meet Grant from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Grant Pauly started out in working in his family’s concrete business where he had a good, stable job but found that it wasn’t where his passions truly lied. After homebrewing, Grant decided to switch paths and start a brewery in Sheboygan, WI. After the first year and a half of brewing, 3 Sheeps has already gone through multiple expansions and won the award of “Best New Wisconsin Brewery” by RateBeer. As a distribution brewery, Grant has some great pointers to share about craft beer quality control and the bottling process to make sure their great beer tastes the same, every time. Grant also digs into his decision of taking a risk to start the brewery by chasing those “really cool waterslides” and not taking it for granted.
In this podcast we’ll cover:
- Where to start after deciding that you want to start a brewery
- Deciding between a distribution brewery or a brew pub
- A deep dive through brewing equipment and the bottling process.
- Creating a theme or a “vision” for your brewery to guide the beers that you produce
- The craft beer growth and how it blew apart Grant’s initial projections
- How to make sure you beer tastes the same every time and monitoring throughout the process
- What’s working for Grant right now
Here are links that we talked about during the podcast. Make sure to connect with 3 Sheeps and find their beer at your local liquor store or baaaaar (you’ll get this more once you listen to the podcast:)
Siebel Institute in Chicago – Brewing Sciences
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