Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Science of Brewing

The Brewing Science Institute of Colorado held a one-day workshop at the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday. Attended by brewers from around Virginia, the workshop presented an overview of microbiological methods in the brewing of beer. Topics such as healthy yeast cultures and brewing contaminants were discussed. Virginia breweries including Battlefield Brewing, Blue & Gray Brewing, Legend Brewing, Old Dominion Brewing, Starr Hill Brewery, St. George Brewing and Williamsburg AleWerks attended the workshop. The event was organized by Jeff Fitzpatrick of Blue & Gray Brewing.

I was disappointed to have missed this event that brought together so many Virginia brewers. I received an email about it a while back, and unfortunately filed the email and then forgot about it. The Free Lance-Star has coverage here.

3 comments:

  1. Who the heck is Battlefield? RESEARCH TIME!

    I've run into infection issues with four of the breweries in attendance, so I'm glad to see they attended.

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  2. Dan, Battlefield is the brewery that is planned to be set up in the (original) Pub in Fredericksburg. Still in permit stage from the last update I have.

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  3. Ah, that's right. Now where did I read that originally? Hmm....

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