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Missing Something

It’s safe to say that, given the relative constant of beer in my career choices, I have a meaningful attachment to beer. That’s not to say that I’m a crazy alcoholic (that period of my life known as “graduate school” has come and gone), but that I have spent a long time thinking about beer […]

Beer Hello World! Travels

I Like Camping

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An IPA of the Frozen North

Not really. The Norwegian kweik yeast has been a relatively new fad in the fermenting world, but I have had even less time playing with it myself. I’ve brewed with it for about half a year, playing with parameters and protocols, and while I’m comfortable with it, I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an expert – […]

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Go Get Some. Please.

The new Tivoli Rocky Mountain Radler is out. It’s closer to a snakebite, but it’s lighter and crisper – and a hell of a lot more crushable! Go buy some! Right now! This very instant!

Beer Laboratory Technique Professional Developments

Spike Brewing: Ask A Pro

Well, it looks like our partnership with Spike Brewing is building up quite a bit! I’ll be authoring a couple of short articles for the novice homebrewer in their Ask A Pro series. Hopefully it comes out soon! ­čÖé All of us at Tivoli are excited to start direct research and piloting new experimental formulations […]


Apple juice is a hell of a thing

So. Apple juice and beer are pretty good together if the sales numbers are to be believed. Quite a few things have happened since the experiments I’ve been conducting and I think it’s safe to say that I really enjoy the interaction between the acids in apple juice and the base malts that are used […]

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Radler/Graff/Cider Experiment

One of the most recent brewing experiments taking place in the labs revolves around the current fad-but-not-really-fad drink: the radler.   A radler is traditionally lager that is split with a citrus soda, and is (in my opinion), incredibly delicious on ┬áhot day. It’s fantastic for quenching thirst after a long bike ride (hence the┬áradler […]

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Upcoming Brewing Experiments

I’ve been experimenting with a few things lately: brut-style beers, session beers, kettle-souring. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some results soon, but I’m currently working on developing a brut DIPA, and I think it will turn out nicely! Most of the experiments are conducted at home, at MSU Denver’s Beer Industry Program labs, or […]

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Protected: Bullying in the Academy

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Moving. Shaking.

Much has changed in the past year, and the chemistry research group is dissolving. I am leaving the chemistry department and joining the beer industry program full time, with a split appointment with Tivoli Brewing Company in downtown Denver.   I’m excited about the new venture, and the research website will be changing to reflect […]