BigFoamyHead was invited to attend a legitimate beer industry event - the Master Brewers Association of the Americas Rocky Mountain District held a joint technical meeting with the American Society of Brewing Chemists (website) at the MillerCoors brewery in Golden, CO. The highlight of the evening was a keynote presentation «The Bitter, Twisted Truth of the Hop» by Dr. David S. Ryder, Vice President, Brewing & Research, MillerCoors.
Rick is joined by Dana Johnson (Brewery Technical Representative BIRKO Corporation) as we speak with Troy Casey, Toby Eppard and Dr. Ryder from MillerCoors. There are excellent conversations regarding the Pilot Brewery in Golden CO, a homebrewers dream - an $80K steam fired nano brewery, and the Sand Lot brewery at Coors field. The pilot brewery team brewed the Pre-Prohibition Pilsner that was on tap for the meeting based on a 1913 recipe.
In the second segment, Dr. Ryder who is based out of Milwaukee, WI goes into depth regarding hops as we discuss new varieties of hops, hop utilization, hop oils and extracts as well as the ever controversial International Bittering Unit measure.
Steve Presley joins us during the third segment. Steve is the Senior Assistant Brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado. Steve created Michelob Dunkel Weiss, he discusses taking the beer from concept to commercial distribution.
This show is dedicated to the memory of Matt Luhr, Head Brewer, The DAM Brewery, Dillon CO. A passionate brewer that was taken from us too soon.
Errata: during the first segment, Rick said a lambic was a 3 year blend. It is actually a Gueuze that is a blend of Lambics from 3 different years.
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