Heater Allen Brewery -
When Rick started home brewing 25 years ago, he seemed to have a knack for making good beer. When the opportunity came up to move away from the banking world, his first thought was to look into brewing. After a short stint at a California winery, Rick decided that a Brewery focused around a more niche-oriented product made sense. Before getting licensed, he spent a year working on brewing techniques, consistency, and recipe development. At one point he brewed 14 batches of Pilsner in a row - unheard of for a home brewer!
With encouragement from family and a number of friends, Rick started Heater Allen in April of 2007. The brewery started with a glorified home-brew system of 20 gallon batches. After the initial success of the brewery a 6 BBL system was purchased and installed in the spring of 2008. The brewery currently produces around 550 BBLs a year, with hope to grow in the future.
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