Beer Is Agriculture: A Grain to Glass Tour, Tasting & Discussion
651 W Tower Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
Join Almanac Beer Co. and Admiral Maltings for a hands-on exploration of the grain to glass process. This two part event includes a guided tour, tasting and discussion.
PART 1 - Tours
Starting literally at the roots, participants will first hear from local barley farmers and traditional maltsters in Admiral Maltings' malthouse facility. We’ll then go next door to Almanac’s brewery to learn about the brewing process. The tour will end with a cheese tasting from a local dairy farm that utilizes Almanac’s spent grain as feed for their herd, bringing the grain to glass process full circle.
Tours start at Admiral Maltings every 15 minutes and are limited to 20 guests per tour. Please select a specific tour time below and be sure to arrive on time.
PART 2 - Panel Discussion (3pm)
Participants are then encouraged to stick around for an industry panel to discuss any and all questions surrounding beers inherent tie to agriculture and the symbiotic relationship between these two industries.
Andrew Rose - Yeast of Eden - Head Brewer
Andrew Schwartz - Modern Times - Commissioner of Flavor
Blake Crosby - Crosby Hops - CEO
Bryce Loewen - Blossom Bluff Orchards - Owner
Charlie Van Meter - Allegory Brewing - Head Brewer & Co-Founder
Curtis Davenport - Admiral Maltings - Head Maltster
Dave McLean - Admiral Maltings - Co-Founder
Fritz Durst - Fritz Durst Farming - Grain Farmer
Jan Chodkowski - Our Mutual Friend - Head Brewer
Jeremy Czuleger - Fremont Brewing - Head Brewer
John Gilbert - Adam's Grain - Field Department Manager
Lynn Gallagher - UC Davis - Barley Breeder
Phil Emerson - Almanac Beer Co. - Brewmaster
Ron Silberstein - Admiral Maltings - Co-Founder
Winslow Sawyer - Pure Project - Head Brewer & Partner
Tour Ticket Includes:
- Tour at Admiral Maltings and Almanac Barrel House
- Tour Beers (2x 8oz pours)
- Beer Tasting Flight (4x 4oz pours) and Cheese Pairing
Panel Ticket Includes:
- Access to an industry panel featuring experts ranging from farmers, to breeders, to maltsters, to brewers.
- Various beer and product tastings
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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