Master Brewer Dan Carey shares his cellar notes, musings on beer, and his own brewing and brewery adventures. Other guests include chatty folks from his Brewery Team.
EP 11: Two Women!
35:18In this episode, Dan Carey talks about Two Women, his Helles Lager that was born in collaboration with the Weyermann Malt House in Bamberg Germany. Weyermann and New Glarus Brewing are run by women, hence the name. Dan talks this beer's journey from R&D release to year-round staple, his love for Helles Lagers, his mentor Ludwig Narziss' impact on both this beer and the brewing industry in general, and his issue with the jokes about Two Women's name. Plus Dan answers a couple of listener questions regarding his time at Kessler and why R&D beer come in 500 ml bottles.
EP10: What Is a Wassail?
29:53In this episode, Deb and Dan Carey talk about the one-off beer, Wassail, Dan Brewed for the Christkindlmarkt in New Glarus, Dec 2-4. The Beer is a strong stout aged in single malt whiskey barrels obtained from Sugar River Distillery, which is Deb and Dan's own whiskey. The beer was also steeped in coffee, vanilla, and chocolate nibs. The pair also talk moving to New Glarus, festivals, and answer two listener questions regarding both ABV and date codes on packages.
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Ep9: Sour Beers!
40:27In this episode Dan takes a deep dive into his history brewing "Sour" Beers. We talk the genesis of his fruited sours, his love for the traditional dry sour beers Belgium, and talk beers like Belgian Red, Very Sour Blackberry, Sour Porter, the Vintage Series, and more. Check it out!
EP7: Throwing Out The Stylebook!
44:08Dan talks his years of innovating in beer, how he thinks about recipe design. judging at GABF, and why it's important to sometimes throw out the stylebook and brew the beer you want to drink. We also talk about the power of influence and how you can find your way by not chasing what others have done. Plus Dan answers more listener questions and we talk Spotted Cow, Moon Man, Coffee Stout, and chasing the perfect pilsner. As always, if you have a question for Dan shoot an email to [email protected]
Ep6: We Get to Know Randy Thiel! America's First Belgian Beer Knight
36:32Randy Thiel talks his career that took him from giving up a secure job in public health to gambling on himself and going to UC Davis for a masters degree in brewing. Randy helped start Brewery Ommegang and was knighted by the Brewer's Guild of Belgium. Randy has been the Quality Control Director at New Glarus since 2008 and we are lucky to have him!
Ep4: The Science of Flavor
33:42In this episode Brewery Scientist and Sensory Manager Samantha Bennett talks about her winding path to becoming a brewer, what the science of flavor is, and why being on the sensory panel isn't as fun as one might think. Samantha holds a B.S in food science and biochemistry from UW Madison and a M.S in food science with a focus on sensory science from Penn State.