Thursday, February 28, 2008

And so it begins....

For the first post of the brand spankin' new Sacramento Brewing Company blog I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Peter Hoey and I am the Brewmaster at Sacramento Brewing Company.

I have been brewing professionally since I was 19 years old with my first job being the assistant brewer at Sacramento Brewing Company's Oasis. While working there I graduated from the American Brewers Guild Intensive Brewing Science course in 2000. Since then I worked as brewer at Sierra Nevada and Brewmaster at Bison Brewing Company.

I returned to Sacramento Brewing to manage the brewpub operations at Town & Country in July of 2006 and took on the responsibility of running our second location and production facility, The Oasis, in May 2007. We made some big changes to recipes, procedures and equipment at that time and have been working hard to constantly improve our beers. We have an awesome staff in place that are skilled at what they do and have a passion for great beer.

The main function of this website is to let our customers, home brewers, fans and staff know what we are doing, what beers we are serving at our pubs and what events we will be attending. We have some interesting projects in the works that will be documented here so I hope you find this blog somewhat entertaining and informative.



dino said...

I just had a bottle of the Grand Opening Ale - Scotch Ale. It tasted great. I was wondering about the label. It looks very much like the City of Woodland's flag. Who decided on the design and what significance does it have with Woodland?

Peter Hoey said...

The beer in the bottle was our Sac-Squatch Scotch Ale but was bottled specifically for the Costco Woodland store grand opening. We had special labels made for the occasion. The design was a joint venture by the beer buyer at Costco and our graphic designer.