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September 2020

Brewer’s Blog: TBC Adopts Low Oxygen Brewing Techniques, Upcoming Beers

As I sit down to type up this post, it strikes me that this is a pretty comical way of eating my words. Not only am I excited about using new techniques that I had written off and even mocked a little bit, but I'm also announcing the release of a style that I've called [...]

July 2020

Brewer’s Blog: Bavarian Helles, Tombstone Lite, Beer for Connoisseurs

I don't think that in the nearly 4 years that Tombstone Brewing has been in operation that I've been as excited about any release as I am about the beers we have coming up. We've been brewing lagers sporadically ever since we opened, but we haven't brewed them nearly as often as I'd like to [...]

June 2020

Brewer’s Blog: Cranking Foamers with Dark Sky Brewing

As some of you might remember, during the last World Series, I made a bet with Ryan at Dark Sky Brewing that Justin Verlander would get his first world series win in game 6. The bet went: If the Nationals won, we had to brew an Imperial Pils using our select lot of Strata hops [...]

August 2019

Brewer’s Blog: Where da’ Cans At?!? The hectic time of year

I guess when you get predictable, any deviation from the predictable behavior is immediately noticeable. In this case, my inbox has been flooded with questions about when our next can release would be since  it’s been a few weeks and we’ve been a bit quiet during that time. The date for the next can release [...]

July 2019

Brewer’s Blog: What’s Brewing

As I was brewing last week, it struck me that we were brewing a kind of “Greatest Hits” lineup. We’ve got our original IPA, Dank Fruit Double, and All the Hops Triple IPA in the fermenters now. Every time we brew IPA, it’s like greeting an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long [...]

March 2019

Brewer’s Blog: Not Really a Barleywine, Beer Guy, Bright and Juicy, Pale Lager

It's been a fun week at the brewery! After releasing a new IPA over the weekend, we brewed three entirely new beers that we're excited to share soon. First up, we have "Not Really a Barleywine." As anyone who has followed Tombstone from the beginning knows, lighthearted trolling is right up our alley. In the [...]

January 2019

Brewer’s Blog: “All the Hops” Series

For the last couple of months, we've been brewing a lot of single hop IPA's. This has been a way of showing off the quality of our selected hop contracts. Anyone that's been following us for the last couple years knows that raw material quality is something that we take very seriously and these hops [...]

October 2018

Brewer’s Blog: Reiterated Mash Imperial Stout

Yesterday, we canned the biggest beer (15.5% ABV) I've brewed in almost 10 years and with all of our social media posts, I've been getting a bunch of questions about it. I realized today that I never did a blog post about it and with a beer like this, it doesn't do it justice to [...]

September 2018

Brewer’s Blog: Wet Hops, Fresh Hops, And Turning Disappointment Into Excitement

Normally these blog posts result from hours of thought about something that I want to share with the world and they serve as a way for me to get something off of my mind. Today though, I haven't had much time to think about this post as it's been hectic at the brewery all day [...]

July 2018

Brewer’s Blog: Lagers for Today’s Craft Beer Enthusiasts

It seems like for the last three or four years, during almost every discussion panel, podcast, interview, etc. I've participated in, the question "What is the next trend in craft beers?" has been asked. So frequently, the answer I hear is "Lagers." However, during that same 3-4 year span, lagers haven't really taken off. With [...]