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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 [...]

May 2017

Brewer’s Blog: Continuing to Roll Out New Beers

It seems like every time Matt and I get the opportunity to get out of the brewery, hang out with other brewers, and stay up late drinking beers, we have the best brainstorming sessions about the future of Tombstone beers. Every time we get these chances, I always come back super excited about what we've [...]

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 [...]

January 2017

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 [...]

November 2016

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

June 2016

Demolition!

In the early planning stages, the whole brewery project felt pretty surreal. The jump from a bunch of ideas to the creation of a brick-and-mortar business that makes delicious liquid happiness is huge one, for sure, but the disconnect between the plan and actually going ahead with the plan is even more dramatic than I [...]

May 2016

Tombstone Brewing Company Logo

You may have seen Tombstone Brewing Company's logo on Facebook and Twitter, and maybe even on LinkedIn, but here it is in case you missed it: Rick Whipple at Sky Island Studio designed it, and I think he knocked it out of the park. Though I think the black and white version is my favorite, here's the design in color: [...]

Starting Tombstone Brewing Company – Prologue

Now that my estimated timeline for Tombstone Brewing Company is actually beginning to look realistic, it seems like a good time to publicly write something about the project. I'm always curious when new breweries pop up, and I feel like there's never enough information to satisfy me. I don't want Tombstone Brewing Company to be [...]