Join home brewer Adrian Thompson for a home brewing session and comparative tasting of Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale and a home-brewed clone recipe.
Fellow home brewers Joe Bullock and Wes Taylor will lend their expertise to the demo and will answer questions for new and veteran home brewers. Guests will get an insiders look at a sophisticated home brewing system and enjoy an afternoon of home brew, light fare and learning.
Adrian Thompson has been a craft beer enthusiast since attending college at UT Knoxville. Darker beers such as browns, porters, and stouts were the first craft beers he gravitated towards. With time he discovered the wonderful world of hops, developing a thirst for West Coast style IPAs. His roommates in college dabbled in home brew and this is where he was first introduced to the hobby. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2009, Adrian moved back to Nashville and began home brewing with friends around town. As a former Warehouse Manager of Rebel Brewer, a home brew supply shop located in Goodlettsville TN, his favorite task was weighing out massive amounts of hops. Adrian is currently Brooklyn Brewery's Events Ambassador for the city of Nashville.
Wes Taylor is currently the Warehouse Manager for Rebel Brewer, based just north of Nashville, TN, a large homebrew store and supplier for people across the country, & occasionally the rest of the world. He's been brewing beer for the last 4 years & main goal in life is eventually to do so professionally. Wes's love of hop bombs & huge stouts has led him to culturing, propagating, and playing with wild yeasts and bacteria. By Partnering up with Brooklyn Brewery, he hopes to both teach & share the love of creating beer.
Joe Bullock is a graduate of the Walker College of Business from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. He moved to Nashville after he graduated in 2003 and took up residence with the local Ben and Jerry's franchise. Beginning his career with Ben and Jerry's in North Carolina at the age of 16, he has worked his way up and now runs the Middle Tennessee business. Joe took up home brewing in 2007 when he was officially bit by the craft beer bug. As most home brewers he started out brewing 5 gallons at a time on his stove top. After meeting Adrian Thompson, the two of them began to truly develop their hobby, and now they regularly brew up to 20 gallons of beer at a time. In 2010 Joe built an electric home brewing system from scratch.