St Elmo Brewing Company was started by two guys that love beer.
They love sharing it, drinking it, and most of all, making it.
The term 'whale beer' comes from the book Moby Dick; it's a quick read if you haven't found the time. Captain Ahab was obsessed with the mission of getting/killing the giant white, Moby Dick. So, beer that is extremely sought-after is considered a whale.
Imagine, if you will, winding the clock back 10 years and walking down the same aisle. You’d see the iconic bowtie of Budweiser and the regal Rockies, home to Coors. You’d probably have seen the fantastic landscape of Sierra Nevada’s label and the profile of St. Arnold...but probably not much more.
Say hello to Carl. He is a Kolsch-style ale. Think of Kolsch like a beautiful love child of Pilsner and Golden Ale. Kolsch-style ale was one of the first beers I fell in love with.
Construction keeps rolling along. It’s not speedy by any means, but is consistent. We managed to get the dirt back in the ground. There is even a level floor that you can walk on! It’s pretty dang level and even if you ask me.
Brewers get asked all the time about their 'secret' recipes. What kind of hops in this one? How much? When did you add them? What did you ferment at? What was the grain bill? Fermentation and brewing are very magical processes. We are so fortunate for enzymes and microorganisms like yeast. Without them, no beer.