The Importance of Good Yeast Management: Helping Yeast Help You Make Great Beer

HAPPY YEAST, HAPPY BREWER, HAPPY DRINKER For the purists, beer consists of four ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast. While many breweries these days have deviated from the strict measures…

Bling for our Brewery

My brewery and I have been together for over a year now. It’s been an intense 16 months. We’ve had a few fights full of cursing and recrimination, but all…

The Heaviest Freaking Boulder in the World: Keep Supporting Local Businesses

The re-release of Sisyphus this week made me realize just how appropriate the myth of Sisyphus as a metaphor for opening and running a business is. In fact, it feels…

Surviving COVID-19: One HUGE Thank You

Finally, Slowly, Kinda-Sorta, we get to OPEN OUR DOORS AGAIN! Recent trends and policy changes are building optimism that we will—eventually—emerge from this shadow existence imposed on us by COVID-19….

Building Quality at Silver Branch

Written by James Shellhammer, Quality Control Program Manager The Importance of Quality Control Behind great beer lies a great brewer. While that is true, it’s only part of the story….

Making Barrel-Aged Chronicle

Making a divine barrel-aged stout is my holy grail. It seems like alchemy—combining a beer with a spirits barrel and time to transform the beer into something recognizable, yet also…

Silver Branch Brewing Construction Time-lapse

Did you know that one 45 BBL fermenter, which holds roughly 1,400 gallons of beer, weighs almost 25,000 pounds? Want to learn more about our progress? Check out this incredible…

Silver Branch Is Hiring A Taproom Manager

Silver Branch Brewing Company is hiring a talented and motivated Taproom Manager. Our beautiful taproom seeks to re-create the experience of visiting the best brasseries, beer halls, beer gardens, taprooms,…

Social Media Marketing for Breweries

Today’s article comes from an interview I did with Bryan Van Den Oever of Red Bear Brewing Company about social media marketing for breweries. Neither of us are experts at…

Brewing Hazy IPA: Enter Fourth Dimension

Hazy IPA defies what I used to say about brewing: there is nothing truly new under the sun. There are only so many ways to combine beer ingredients. No matter…