Internship Fun

All things related to Joe’s internship adventure in the Applied Craft Brewing program through Regis University!

Final Internship Hours and Thoughts

August 9th, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)

Today was a bag of mixed feelings at The BoB. Today I was completing my internship hours that are required for my Certificate in Applied Brewcraft.

The journey has been fun and a serious adventure. The experience that I have gained cemented my thoughts for our future business within the craft beer industry. Seeing how a brewery is run, and using the observations to form how Colleen and I want to run our business has given us a significant competitive advantage over other new breweries.

2016 Competition Updates

The competitions have been completed. At the Arvada on Tap homebrew competition, neither of the beers we entered placed. We have not seen the feedback on the results, and are looking forward to reviewing that so we can make improvements going forward.

As for the Liquid Libations at the Denver County Fair, Jack’s Amber was second place. Colleen’s Blueberry Blonde reached 4th place, with the Peach Pi and Sassy Plum Cherry close on it’s tail. The Loggerhead Porter was eighth in it’s category. Colleen served as Head Steward, and I Judged (both opting out of serving in the categories in which we entered beers) at this event. All around, it was a great experience!

The Mad Scientists At Work

July 17th, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)

After the flurry of activity over the last two weeks for GABF, Sam and I were going to brew a 1-bbl (barrel) batch on Sunday. The plan was an Old English Ale, but we were not given the brewing instructions. After deliberation and finally getting a hold of Paul, Sam, Zach, and I were given free reign (well almost, no saisons) to brew what we wanted. (With trumpets sounding) The Two Men and a Brewer Pale Ale was born.

ProAm & Other Competition News

It is now official:
Our Loggerhead Porter has been accepted as an entry in the ProAm at the Great American Beer Fest, which will take place in October, 2016. Currently, the Loggerhead Porter is in a 46 degree lager environment at The BoB. We will submit it for judging during the first or second week of September. To say we are excited would be an understatement!

Game Time at the BoB

July 12th, at The Brew On Broadway (The BoB):

Intensity grew this last week at the BoB. We brewed the beers they were entering into the Great American Beer Fest (GABF) this year. The brew day started with their Social Club Coffee Milk Stout, then went on to their Tramway Rye Extra Pale Ale, and ended with their Cinderella Twin IIPA. We double-checked everything and ensured that sanitation was at an all-time high.

Applied Craft Brewing – ProAm GABF 2016

July 3rd, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)

In an earlier post I mentioned we took second place at 8 Seconds of Froth. The BoB has sponsored our entry of the Loggerhead Porter into the ProAm competition at the Great American Beer Fest.

My wife and I had a blast brewing this beer with Paul and Sam. This is truly an accumulation of everything that I have learned from The Applied Craft Brewing Certificate Program at Regis University, as well as my homebrewing experience.

Applied Craft Brewing Recap – June 2016

The month of June, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)

The month of June consisted of steady assisting with the brewing process at The BoB. I am very comfortable taking apart and cleaning the small fermenters in preparation for the small batch brewing that The BoB has done.

On one of the days, I was able to assist a fellow homebrewer brew his beer for serving. The BoB has a program of having homebrewers brew one of their beers and have it on tap for the patrons to try and give feedback for improvement.