Blog » May 2013

by Brian Stechschulte... May 28, 2013

Last week the San Francisco Brewers Guild had the pleasure of co-hosting a very unique event called Hops & History. It was an evening filled with beer tasting, brewing artifacts, history presentations, a panel discussion and more. The event took place inside San Francisco’s Old Mint building, which was built in 1874 and is currently …Read More

by Brian Stechschulte... May 22, 2013

Brewers often use wood to add extra complexity to the flavor and aroma of the beers they make. Vanilla, coconut, caramel and toasty notes are just a few of the desired flavors that can be achieved by adding beer to a barrel, or throwing wood chips into a fermenter or firkin. French, American and Hungarian …Read More

by Brian Stechschulte... May 20, 2013

Last Thursday Magnolia received its first batch of equipment for their new brewery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. The fermentors and brite tanks made a cross-country road trip aboard two eighteen wheelers from Craftwerk Brewing Systems in Michigan. The first driver arrived at 6:00am and the rigging company started carefully unloading them. The remaining equipment …Read More

by Brian Stechschulte... May 1, 2013

Shmaltz Brewing was born inside a San Francisco apartment in 1996. Back then it was just like many new breweries opening today, very small and without brewing equipment. Founder Jeremy Cowan embraced the contract brewing business model and directed other breweries to make his successful line of He’Brew and Coney Island Craft Lagers over the …Read More