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Where in the beer world? 10.31.2011

Where in the beer world?

Think you know where in the beer world this photo was taken?

Please leave your answer as a comment.

I’m not sure if I expect anybody to come up with the correct answer, but I like this because it is a piece of history. That’s one hint. If you look carefully you’ll find at least one more.

31 Responses to Where in the beer world? 10.31.2011

  1. troymccluresf October 31, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    “Naturally!” makes me think this is Anchor Steam, so I’ll guess Anchor Brewing in SF.

  2. Sid Boggle October 31, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    ‘Naturally’, gyle sheet signed by ‘Lisa’ is it? and 1989, beer being racked to a serving tank suggests a brewpub. One’a those Belgian-style brewers, maybe? New Belgium, Glarus? Doesn’t/didn’t one of those have a brewster?

  3. Peter H October 31, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    What style beer was this? Just curious.

  4. Brian October 31, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    I’m going to say Sierra Nevada. The grist seems about right and the Cascade dry hop would fit. Perhaps right around the time they moved to their current location.

  5. olllllo October 31, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I’m putting my money on Brian. The original Sierra Nevada recipe was one of Ken Grossman’s slides at CBC. I have a picture of the picture somewhere.

  6. Steve October 31, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I’m guessing that the first & second hoppings are Bullion? Not sure SN ever used Bullion in the past, but they don’t now — according to their web site.

  7. Steve October 31, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Hmm, transferred to serving tank, so probably a brew pub… the plot thickens… 1989…

  8. Stan Hieronymus October 31, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Peter – IPA.

    Everybody else – Not Sierra Nevada.

  9. Craig October 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Boston Beer Company

  10. Stan Hieronymus October 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Steve was/is on the right track.

  11. Jeff October 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I’ll go with Rogue. Their Newport, OR brew pub opened in 1989, and it being Halloween today, maybe that is an early version of Dead Guy. I’d also picture John Maier’s handwriting looking something like that.

  12. Paul October 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA?

    Mash 9:05/24 to 11:35?

  13. Jeffrey October 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Maybe Lost Coast?

  14. Paul October 31, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    Sorry, I should have been looking at the boil instead of the mash…

  15. Steve November 1, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    “I’d also picture John Maier’s handwriting looking something like that.”

    But why would he sign Lisa on the manifest… maybe trying to cover his identity?! 😉

  16. Stan Hieronymus November 1, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Not Rogue or John Maier. I have no idea who Lisa might be. Could be the person who worked at the bar . . .

  17. Try Hard November 1, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Deschutes and Mirror Pond Pale.

  18. Steve November 1, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    “Could be the person who worked at the bar . . .”

    I thought the same, though the majority of the blue handwriting looks like hers, and the Naturally! yeast comment looks the same…

    Brewpub, ’89, hmm…

  19. Try Hard November 1, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Oops, IPA — maybe Quail Springs? That would explain the “history,” unless I’m in left field anyway.

  20. Stan Hieronymus November 1, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Try Hard – I would consider the 1989 brewing records for Mirror Pond historic as well, and because of the Cascade I would say that wasn’t a crazy guess.

    For those of you still with this, another hint. This brewpub opened the same year as Deschutes.

  21. James Golovich November 1, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    How about Vermont Pub & Brewery. I would have guessed something more on the west coast but Greg Noonan was very innovative

  22. Stan Hieronymus November 1, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    James – Would love to see some of Noonan’s logs, and indeed he did open in 1988. But, sorry, from some place farther west.

    I really do thank all of you for playing. This is much more fun that talking about OCB.

  23. James Golovich November 1, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Let’s try a tour heading west. First stop Goose Island

  24. Steve November 1, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Goose Island was definitely ’88, and Cara Pils in an IPA would be just like them, but like James said, I was thinking of a different region… something closer to Stan’s new neighborhood…

  25. James Golovich November 1, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I’m having a lot of fun digging for this but I’ve got to stop or else I won’t get anything done today. Last guess from me. Wynkoop in Denver opened in 1988, brewpub, uses bullion, cascade, and willamette.

  26. Stan Hieronymus November 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Thank you, James.

    These are the late Russell Scherer’s brewing logs, at Wynkoop, from 1989. For those who don’t know, the Brewers Association gives out an annual “Award for Innovation in Brewing” in his name. That’ the historic part.

    I went to look at the logs because he got by with a grand total of 5 hop varieties: Bullion, Willamette, Cascade, Tettnang (surely US Tett, so more like Fuggle) and Hallertau (so MittlefrüH). Times have changed.

  27. Steve November 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    “…he got by with a grand total of 5 hop varieties…”

    What was the historic part? 😉

    5 varieties, nice. Reminds me of my homebrew days!

  28. Steve November 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Hey Stan, do you have a full image of the notes? Just wondering how the bottom note finishes:

    “Transferred to serving tank #2 due to…”

  29. olllllo November 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    “Transferred to serving tank #2 due to…”

    the black beast of Arrrggghhh

  30. Stan Hieronymus November 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Sorry, Steve, that’s all there is to the photo. I took notes on some of the other recipes but not that one.

  31. Steve November 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    “the black beast of Arrrggghhh”

    LOL! I came here for a debate! ;D

    Thanks Stan — lost mystery to the ages!

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