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The Applied Craft Brew program through Regis University proved to be a challenging and exciting learning experience for Joe. He’s excited to share his experience with you!

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.

Brewmaster in Training – Mad Scientist at Work

May 22nd, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)

This was a big day for me personally at The BoB. Paul (the owner) wanted me to experiment with the water chemistry. I had been sharing with both he and Sam (Brewmaster) what I had learned at Regis University about how water chemistry affects beer.

We brewed their Eagle Rock Pale Ale as a small batch (1-barrel). The recipe was scaled-down from their 7-barrel offering. We tested the water to see where our Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfate, and Alkalinity levels were.

Applied Craft Brewing – The First Day

Applied Craft Brewing
April 24th, the first day at The Brew On Broadway (BoB):

On this auspicious Sunday, I went in for the first day of my Applied Craft Brewing Internship. The original plan was to assist with a small batch brew. Things being what they are, this did not occur. Due to a series of somewhat unfortunate events, we went for Plan B. What I learned was proper keg cleaning. I know most of you think, “oh boy.”

A Craft Brewing ‘Hello!’

This is the first of many entries in my blog of adventures in brewing. My name is Joe and I am currently enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing through Regis University. Be sure to click the link for details about the program.

My wife (Colleen) and I started brewing beer in 2015. That first year we brewed 100 gallons of beer that we shared as gifts with many people. We really experimented with the different styles and enjoyed them all. From our Cloudy Macbeth Amber to Pieter’s Wicked Stout, it has been a very adventurous ride.