Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery wants you to know more about the beer you drink, or maybe brew. Each Thursday through June 23rd they’re offering special tours that include a lecture about brewing process, equipment, and beer laws. These lecture tours are included as part of the regular tour package (only $15) that gets you beer samples and/or beer to-go from the brewery.
Last Thursday the topic was Water Chemistry, led by brewery co-founder Clay Mahaffey. Clay shared info on what makes water good for brewing, the quality of the water coming out of the taps at the brewery, and what they add to the water to help brew the best beer possible. We also sampled the base water for a couple of their brews to see the difference in the taste, and how that compliments different styles.
If you missed the water chemistry tour make plans to catch the other ones. Each tour will be offered in two sessions, one at 6:00 PM and one at 7:00 PM. Here’s what’s coming up:
- June 9th | The HEBS – Brewmaster Spencer Nix takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour and talks about why they chose their HEBS (High Efficiency Brewing System) system and what makes this system unique.
- June 16th | Packaging & Pioneers | Go behind the scenes with Lead Brewer Kent Yocco and Packaging and Maintenance Manager Lamar Harris. Learn more about Reformation’s canning line and process as well as their Pioneer Beer series.
- June 23rd | Georgia Beer Laws | CEO Spencer Nix discusses the changes in Georgia’s beer laws and what that means for breweries as well as consumers. This is a hot topic on Beer Guys Radio and can be very confusing, Spencer will help clear the haze a bit and bring you up-to-date on what’s going on as well as what lies ahead.