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March 2017

Norwegian Farmhouse IPA!

Of all the beers we've brewed, our newest release is by far the most unusual. Behold, Tombstone Brewing Company's Norwegian Farmhouse IPA: It's made with a fascinating yeast known as kveik, which Weedy discussed here. The specific strain we're using has been passed down for generations in Norway, saved in dried yeast rings in open air. But the yeast [...]

February 2017

Brewer’s Blog: Upcoming Beers for March Include Kveik, Pils, Gose, Dry-Hopped Sour, and More

After a crazy month in February packed with events, bottle releases, and our taproom grand opening, I'm excited to get back to just focusing on brewing in March. In the coming month, we've got the beers that I've been most excited about brewing ever since we started brewing back in October. While we've had a [...]

January 2017

Brewer’s Blog: February Beers

After brewing some lagers and Brett beer in December and January, things seemed like they had slowed down for a while at the brewery. Following the release of those beers, I had to get caught back up on brewing our IPA and Imperial Stout again and I felt like I hadn't had anything to blog [...]

Grand Opening – February 19, 2017

We've finally set a grand opening date, and it's February 19, 2017 - put it in your calendars! What better way to end Arizona Beer Week than by savoring a hazy, juicy IPA while enjoying this view? Or maybe this view? This might be the best view of all from the brewery: After over a [...]

We’re Close To The Top Fifty!

About year ago, I was playing with my daughter while my wife interviewed for a new job near Tombstone. Our riveting game of chase-the-just-now-walking-one-year-old was briefly interrupted by a serendipitous glance at a realtor's poster for a building in Tombstone that looked perfect for a brewery. About nine months ago, I sat alone in a building in Tombstone that was perfect for [...]

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 [...]