06.28.11 - Guest Brewing at RiegelePublished Jun 28, 2011, 7:40pm
Today half our class when to the Riegele brewery to brew a batch on their pilot system. They were incredibly welcoming. They gave us a fridge full of beer, fed us, and let us loose on their system. It was a lot of fun. The owner of the company is the current world champion beer sommelier. Their brewmaster is seriously over 7 feet tall. I shook his hand and he crushed me.
Their whole brewery is rigged up with sound too. We got a tour and the brewmaster started cranking Beethoven full blast and led us through the pitch black underground tunnels to their fermentation cellars. There was this single light pointing down on one of the vessels. It was pretty rad. A great group of people and a fun day.