Get to Know Our Community Sourced Beer Winners

After much tasting, scoring and deliberation - we couldn't pick just 1 winner for our Community Sourced Beer Competition.
 
Congrats to Matt MacInnes on his Belgian Dark Strong and David Wiessner on his Black Ale! Both beers will be released side-by-side in the Taproom on December 2nd starting at 3p. During this time, a friendly competition will ensue, where you will decide which beer you like best. Voting will happen through 7p.
 
Community Sourced Beer allows us to persue what we are closely tied to here at the brewery - brewing science and education. It is an opportunity to explore the delicious beers being produced in our healthy local homebrewing community, and give them a chance to brew their creation on our pilot system with help from our brewers. We hope you can join us in celebrating the time, energy and creativity these folks are bringing to the lines!
 

Get to Know Your Local Homebrewers and Community Sourced Beer Winners

Meet Matt MacInnes!
 
What beer did you brew for CSB  //  A Belgian Dark Strong
 
Day Job  //  Financial Analyst for Minnesota State
 
How did you get into homebrewing?  //  I started about 10 years ago brewing with friends at Vine Park Brewing. Eventually I wanted more control and started brewing 1 gallon batches. After a couple years of that I upgraded to 5 gallons and can’t see myself stopping anytime soon.
 
What is your favorite style of beer to brew?  //  Belgians are my favorite and they tend to be the most forgiving when you live in a loft without adequate temperature control.
 
What do you like best about homebrewing?  //  The process of using your creativity to come up with new recipes and then learning how to make them a reality.
 
How long have you been homebrewing?  //  Over five years now.
 
Fun face about yourself  //  I also produce and DJ techno and house music.
 
Meet Dave Wiessner! 
 
What beer did you brew for CSB  //  Black Ale
 
Day Job  //  Aspiring brewer :)
 
How did you get into homebrewing?  //  Was given a 1 gallon starter kit as a gift. Been obsessed ever since.
 
What is your favorite style of beer to brew?  //  Black IPA
 
What do you like best about homebrewing?  //  Building your own custom eqiupment and fine tuning your home brewery
 
How long have you been homebrewing?  //  4+ years
 
Fun face about yourself  //  Relocated to the Twin Cities the year the Cubs finally won the World Series, after living in Illinois/Chicago my entire life.