I'm building a brewery..

I'm still brewing lots and lots of beer at home. I just haven't been making time to blog about it. I'm currently in the process of getting sixteen different beers together to share at a tasting event for my brewery in planning, Burlington Beer Co. I'm from Vermont and couldn't imagine opening my brewery anywhere but in the beautiful green mountain state. Burlington Beer Co. is a farmers market inspired brewery focusing on seasonal beers celebrating the agriculture of Vermont.

Over the last six years I have dedicated my life to becoming a better brewer. Attending the American Brewers Guild in 2007 and working for two large breweries, Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. a large contract brewery in Saratoga Springs, NY and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE and one small brewery that is growing fast, Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Delmar, DE (soon to be in Salisbury, MD). The professional brewing experience is priceless (home brewing is not like pro brewing). I couldn't imagine trying to start a brewery and be the "brew master" and not have any professional brewing experience. 

While brewing professionally I started this blog in January 2009 to document my research and development batches at home. Over the last six years I've brewed one hundred and eighty batches (at home) as of yesterday's batch. With over one hundred and thirty of them being written about on this blog and brewed since 09'. I don't know if anyone is ever ready to open a business, but I've dedicated my life to developing the skills and confidence necessary to (hopefully) open a successful brewery in Burlington, Vermont. 

I'm not sure of the future of this blog, but for now I'm going to keep catching up on posts and start a brewery. Cheers!

If you're in the Burlington Area feel free to attend the tasting event. 


  1. I discovered your blog recently and I've really enjoyed going back through the archives. Lots of inspirational stuff. Love to see the blog keep going if you can manage it.

  2. Best of luck to you in your venture. It sounds like a solid idea. I had a brew class up at Extreme Brewing that you were teaching. With your knowledge and determination I’m sure you will be successful.

  3. I don't think Magic Hat or Long Trail will even know what hit them.

  4. Best of luck! Northern Vermont is getting a serious scene with you the Alchemist, and Hill Farmstead. I'll have to make it up there once you are open.

  5. Congratulations! I cant wait to make a trip up north once its open!