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March 2018

Presta Coffee and Brandy Alexander Oak-Fermented Stouts!

If we have any sort of motto, it would probably be something along the lines of "everything matters." After spending a year and a half taking the approach that every ingredient and every little part of the process is important, few things seem more confusing than the oddly ubiquitous concepts in the brewing industry of [...]

Brewer’s Blog: Let’s Get Funky!

I think that every serious craft beer drinker gets to a point when they feel a lull in their drinking experiences and nothing seems to wow them anymore. Nothing seems hoppy enough, every hyped bourbon barrel stout just tastes boozy and muddled, and every exciting sour beer just tastes like the brewery dumped acetic acid [...]

Brewer’s Blog: Imperial Stout and Giving the Customers What they Want

Ever since we opened, I've been telling people that even though we brew so many IPA's, I hate the idea of being thought of as an IPA only brewery. It seems like lately we've been just cranking out the hazy IPA's and it has definitely been fun experimenting with different flavors we can get, but [...]

December 2017

Brewer’s Blog: Two New IPAs; Same Hops, Different Yeast

What a busy couple of months it has been. Unfortunately, I have not had time to write many blog posts and when I have had time, I felt like I didn't really have anything to say. At this point, I feel like most people that follow my blogs have read about my brewing philosophies for [...]

October 2017

“Beer Nerd” – Our New Bourbon Barrel Stout Collaboration With GCM!

One of our first accounts, and one of our biggest and most reliable ever since, is GCM Liquor in Gilbert. It's an awesome place with a great beer selection, but they don't just sell beer. Their bourbon game is particularly notable too, so it should come as no surprise that they did an Elijah Craig single barrel pick [...]

September 2017

Growth, Sustainability, And Difficult Decisions

When I started Tombstone Brewing Company, I can't say that I ever thought I'd be thinking about this quote from Edward Abbey's Journey Home in the context of the endeavor: “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” I find myself thinking a lot about it now. We had a rough [...]

Brewer’s Blog: Citra IPA and Hoppy Pale Wheat Ale

It seems kind of crazy to me to think that we have brewed so many single hop beers at TBC, yet until yesterday, we hadn't released a single hop Citra beer even though Citra is the hop variety that we use the most. The reason we were decided to do it now was because we [...]

August 2017

Our Canning Line Arrived!

Although we'd arranged for the canning line to be delivered at 8:00 a.m. this morning, I showed up fifteen minutes early to an angry trucker who'd been waiting for me for quite some time, apparently. Weedy pulled up a few minutes later, and when the driver opened the back of the trailer, here's what we [...]

July 2017

Brewer’s Blog: Insanity Ensues: Canning, Fresh Hop Ales, Hop Selections, GABF, Oktoberfest, Pils

As I began to write out a proposed production schedule last week, I quickly realized that I was signing myself up for a hell of a couple of months. It seems like every idea I've had in the last year though, the more I'm excited about it and the better of an idea I think [...]

You Won’t Believe What We Have Planned For The Next Few Months! (HINT: Lots Of Cans)

You might think that our recent social media silence is somehow indicative of not much going on at Tombstone Brewing Company these days. In reality, though, the opposite is true. We've never been busier, and in less than two weeks we should be canning. Things will just go nuts from there. It starts on August [...]