Yearly Archives: 2016

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December 2016

Brewer’s Blog: Brett Beer!

Today I'm brewing my favorite type of beer to brew... Beers fermented with Brettanomyces! This is our first take on a Brett beer at Tombstone and it features a Brett blend that I developed with the help of a small yeast lab. This particular beer is being fermented with Brettanomyces only. No bacteria and no [...]

So Close…

The plastic barrier between the tap room and the brewery is finally down: Those Rototap faucets in the foreground should go under the bar sometime today - eight of 'em. The floor is already painted, and plumbing and electrical are all done back there. The final touches to the pony wall should happen today too. You might [...]

The End of Construction

It's been hard to get excited about the end of construction. Building the brewery portion of the business was awesome because the end result was beer. Now that we have the beer (we've produced over a hundred barrels already, in fact), the rest sort of pales in comparison. Sure, the most exciting part about everything [...]

November 2016

Brewer’s Blog: Lemondrop Helles

Until the time that I went to Germany for school, I didn't have much of an affection for Helles or Pilseners. I had a thought that German brewers were stuck in the past and that the Helles and Pils styles should have evolved to keep up with other modern styles. In a way, the German [...]

Brewer’s Blog: Strong Scotch Ale

As I get caught up on my blog posts, I'm going to try to refrain from saying "I'm super excited about this one!" in reference to every beer we've brewed... Except for this one, because I'm super excited about this one. I've always loved barrel aging beers and the barrels we got for this are [...]

Brewer’s Blog: Hazy Hoppy Beers

Normally I like to update my blog posts as I'm brewing new beers. Unfortunately, I'm still getting the flow of brewing on a new system and as a result, I haven't figured out how to schedule my down time on brew days to allow for blog updates. I'm going to try to get caught up [...]

The Michelada

Meet our blonde ale: It's so crystal clear you can read the newspaper through it when it's in brown glass: We affectionally call it "la guera," and it isn't an easy beer to make. There's no room to hide a problem, as every little part of the beer is exposed. Not to brag, but we nailed it. [...]

Brewery Hours From Now Until Our Grand Opening

The good news is that plans for our taproom are finally submitted to the city. The bad news is that even if the city is quick to approve everything, which they have been so far, we've got about a month of work to do. Exactly how much is unclear, so we don't have a grand [...]

October 2016

Brewer’s Blog: The Beginning

A few months ago, I talked to Matt Brown, the founder of Tombstone Brewing Company, for the first time. What started off as a job interview quickly fell apart into two dudes talking for a couple hours about beer. It turned out that we had a lot of the same interests in beers and brewing [...]

If You’re Opening a Brewery, Hire Dan Christopherson

I'm a lawyer, and I've hired lots of lawyers to work for me over the course of the past several years. I've hired lawyers to represent me on occasion too (not criminal, of course, except that one time, so quit thinking such negative thoughts). Anyway, I'm probably a better-than-average judge of a lawyer's abilities. Also, [...]