|Small brewery hopes to provide big flavor|
|Friday, 17 August 2012 16:48|
Co-Owner Josh Fritz says, "I've never had a bad beer yet, it always seems to work out. It doesn't seem to be any error there, a lot of trial, not so much error." Josh Fritz knows his beer, as co-owner of Crow Peak Brewing Company he spends plenty of time with his ale. Fritz says, "Probably our most popular beer is our Canyon Cream Ale, which is just a really light beer that appeals to everyone and it's been a big seller for us this summer."
Each ounce sold is carefully crafted by a select few hands. Head Brewer Jeff Drumm says, "I'm at the end of the boil. The boil goes for about an hour in this case. And I add the hops throughout the boil, so I add them in the very beginning of the boil then more toward the end." Although Jeff Drumm acts as head brewer, he has a little help. Drumm says, "the yeast are the workers in this process really. I spend a day getting the food ready for the yeast, then they start eating the sugars and producing the good stuff." A total process that takes about two weeks.
Whether from the bar, or from the store, every ounce of Crow Peak is created and packed by less than a dozen people. It's a small operation that offers some big flavor to the Northern Hills.