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Brewery Logo

My sister is a designer. I’ve been asking her to design a logo for my brewery¬†for a few years. I provided no suggestions or assistance and I’m not offering her any money or other compensation, so I understand why it took awhile. But I now have two color variation versions of a logo.

Old Koehler Brewery Signs

My parents recently¬†drove down to Nashville to visit and brought these old Koehler Brewey signs with them. I’m pretty sure they came from my Grandpa Koehler, but I don’t remember how he got them. I need to ask my Dad or my Grandpa.

I’ve been receiving comments from people related to the old Koehler Brewery in Erie on the About the Brewery page. I don’t think my family is related to the brewery except in name, but I do like to see old Koehler Brewery stuff.

Koehler's - There's no better beer!

Jackson Koehler Brewery Erie, Pa.

Brewery Upgrade

The Koehler Brewery has undergone a series of upgrades. Get your pants on, this is serious business.

(1) I purchased the koehlerbeer.com domain name. Now you can save yourself from having to type wordpress. before you type koehlerbeer.com. That’s an amazing 40% fewer characters.

(2) I setup a Google Apps account for my new domain. That means I have up to 50 email accounts @koehlerbeer.com. The public outcry for Koehler Beer email accounts makes me wonder why no one previously registered the domain. If you too are salivating over the idea of a shiny new Koehler Beer email account, ask away.

(3) I purchased a new More Beer 15 Gallon Heavy Duty Modified Kettle on sale from the Big Give Back. It’s monsterous and has a far heavier bottom than the 10 Gallon PolarWare Kettle I was using previously. The PolarWare has turned into a hot liquor tank.

(4) Along with the new kettle, I bought a new 50′ immersion chiller, also on sale from the Big Give Back. The old chiller has become a pre-chiller that will go in an ice bath to finish off cooling with a bang.

I Am A Craft Brewer

“I Am A Craft Brewer” is a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg Koch, CEO of the Stone Brewing Co. and Chris & Jared of Redtail Media…and more than 35 amazing craft brewers from all over the country. The video was shown to a packed audience of 1700 craft brewers and industry members at the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference as an introduction to Greg’s Keynote Speech entitled “Be Remarkable: Collaboration Ethics Camaraderie Passion.”

A program is in development to include even more of America’s amazing craft brewers. Please stay tuned!

Legal Drinking Age Map

Legal Drinking Age

More beer related maps via Jimmy.

GABF Medals Map

GABF Medal Map

Thanks to Jimmy for sending me this map, and thanks to whoever made it – check the link at the bottom of the map.

Tennessee did alright. One of the better beer places in the Southeast.

It’s been too long. Let’s get this blog rolling again.

The Science of Brewing on Science Friday

The NPR program Science Friday had a show about brewing science this past Friday. I’ve been listening to the archived recording on their website. Not a ton of information for the home brewer, but something to listen to at work if you like beer.

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Home Brewing Wiki

I just discovered http://www.homebrewtalk.com. I’m not sure how I missed it given the amount of time I spend reading about brewing on the internet. I like it.

The best part of the site is their home brewing wiki. Home brew forums are always full of people asking the same questions over and over again. It’s one of the things that drive me away from the forums. I can only read so many posts from people asking how to make a kegerator from a Sanyo refrigerator. Forum regulars often get upset and ask people to use the search function instead of starting a new thread, and then things get heated. Isn’t the internet great? So I think the wiki solves those problems. The Home Brew Talk forums seem to be filled with far more interesting discussions about brewing equipment and processes instead of always returning to the basics. It feels like people are talking about advancing the hobby instead of trying to get all the members up to speed or just hanging around for something to do while they avoid work.

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Welcome to the Koehler Brewery Online

I’ve decided I need another outlet for my brewing thoughts and plans. My wife is always encouraging of my brewing (or anything I decide to actually do), but I am sure that she gets tired of listening to my latest beer scheme sometimes. I also want a place where I can more easily track my brewing and keep my thoughts. So here it is. Welcome to the Koehler Brewery Online.