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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 [...]

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 [...]

June 2017

Canning Line Progress

The good folks at Alpha Brew Ops, who are making the canning line we'll be getting very soon, sent us some very cool videos today. They show the canning line in action for some test runs. Here are some cans getting filled: Here are ends getting placed on top: And here's the seamer attaching the ends to [...]

May 2017

We Named Some Beers!

We've mostly just called beers what they are until now. We brew an IPA and we call it IPA. We brew an imperial stout and we call it imperial stout. Naming doesn't come naturally to us, so the time and effort that we would've had to have put into names went into the product. Even the [...]

April 2017

Our New Extreme Hoppy And Sour Beers

We decided to take a different and far more extreme approach to the new beers we have going out to accounts next week. We're taking things to a whole new level. The first beer we've changed up significantly is our new dry-hopped sour. We're still trying to come up with a name to distinguish it [...]

Two Huge Steps Toward Unfettered Barrel Insanity

Our Barrel Society got exactly the sort of response we'd hoped it would, and the way we did it ($200, $325, or $400 for 12, 24, or 30 killer barrel beers over the course of the year) is sure to result in high expectations. However, we're committed not just to exceeding those expectations, but blowing them [...]

January 2017

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 [...]

December 2016

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 [...]

November 2016

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 [...]