The Details

What: A livestreamed masterclass in barrel-aging and blending

When: Friday, April 16th at 6:00 PM PDT/9:00 PM EDT

Where: Streaming live on YouTube

Drink along by purchasing a Virtual Happy Hour Pack

The Guests

Jeremy Grinkey
Jeremy Grinkey

Director of Production at The Bruery

Jeremy joined The Bruery in early 2015 to help build out and launch the Bruery Terreux brand. Previous to beer production, Jeremy spent several years on the California Central Coast in wine production. Now as Director of Production, Jeremy oversees all production at The Bruery Terreux as well as wood programs at The Bruery and R&D for The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co.

Patrick Rue
Patrick Rue

Founder at The Bruery / Erosion Wine

Patrick founded The Bruery in 2008 as his first job out of law school. His passion for creating things that are unexpected and delicious, eventually led him up to Napa Valley where he's currently making his mark on the world of wine. Erosion is soon adding a new element to our winemaking in utilizing the amazing honey produced from the flora of Napa Valley. Erosion also plans to return to its roots by brewing lagers.

Isaac Winter
Isaac Winter

Blending and Distilling Manager at High West

Isaac had an interest in cooking and science from a young age. When he started homebrewing beer with his uncle in college, he found that alcohol fermentation combined the two. After a 3-year stint as Head Brewer at Uinta Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, UT Isaac joined the High West Team in 2017. He now looks after new make spirit production and blending operations across all High West locations.

Nick Ison
Nick Ison

Innovation Brewer
Barrel Lead at Sierra Nevada

In 2001 Nick moved to California to study brewing at the UC Davis Master Brewers program. After graduating, he was fortunate enough to land a job working in the cellar department at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Shortly after, Nick moved to the brewhouse where he worked for almost twelve years. In 2014 Nick took on his current role running Sierra Nevada’s barrel aged beer program.

Sean Sasscer
Sean Sasscer

Brewing Director at Cigar City

Sean Sasscer has been Cigar City Brewing's Brewing Director for over 8 years now. He makes beer and schedules things... pretty easy right? Not so much when you are churning out as many delicious beers as CCB does. Not only is Cigar City Brewing renowned for their Jai Alai IPA, but also their annual release of Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, and the barrel-aged variants that come along with it.

Sara Laurienti
Sara Laurienti

Director of Operations at Oskar Blues

Sara joined the brewery side of things 7 years ago and found her home. For the last two years, Sara has been running the unique and innovative barrel-aging program at OB, coming out with fan favorites such as BA Ten Fidy, as well as a newer series of barrel-aged variations that. celebrate the wood in which they rest, ranging from rum to brandy to bourbon barrels, aptly called the Barrel-aged Series.

The Schedule

6:00 PM PDT - Welcome/Introductions

6:15 PM PDT - Open a beer!

6:25 PM PDT - Wood & Spirits led by Isaac West

6:35 PM PDT - How we choose barrels Group Discussion

6:50 PM PDT - Blending beer led by Jeremy Grinkey

7:00 PM PDT - Preselected Questions from the audience

7:30 PM PDT - Open Q/A

Virtual Happy Hour Pack

Drink along with the gang

Drink along with us and join the conversation with our Bruers and industry friends. This pack includes a variety of examples of barrel-aging, including gin barrels, red wine barrels, and of course... bourbon barrels.


You Ask The Questions, We Answer Live