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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 [...]

November 2016

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 [...]

August 2016

All Sorts of Progress

It's probably been the busiest couple of weeks yet. The most dramatic event by far was the arrival of the chiller: It started with a call at 2pm on Monday from a nice lady who asked me if we could unload the shipment today or if they needed to wait until tomorrow. A mad scramble [...]

July 2016

Walls!

With demolition and plans done and permission from the city to start some work, it's time for the wash-down walls in the brewing area to go up and for the walk in to get a complete rebuild. Here's the newer, taller cooler door: And the start of the walls: More walls: Another view: This little [...]

June 2016

And a Bit More Demolition…

Now you can see all the way to the back: And light reaches what will soon be the brewhouse: Next step, a new half-wall and flooring!

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 [...]

April 2016

Tombstone Brewing Company!

It's alive! Online, at least. Check back soon for updates about world class beer from the town too tough to die. Anticipated opening is October 21, 2016.