Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Right Brain Brewery Hires Veteran Head Brewer

Written by  Paul Starr
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sam sherwood new brewer at right brain

After a very successful 2015, in which Right Brain Brewery saw 20% growth and the production of 4,777 brewers barrels, there’s no better time to bring on industry veteran Sam Sherwood as the new Head Brewer.
Sherwood will bring over 15 years of production brewing experience to institute more efficient brewing processes to put Right Brain on track to brew close to 6,000 barrels of beer in 2016. “I am excited to take on this new challenge. It is going to be a very busy summer for us at Right Brain. We have some new equipment that is going to help with production beers as well as our well known specialty ales. I am looking forward to having some freedom to brew some beers that I have been wanting to do but could not at other places I have worked for. Also very glad to be so well-received by the crew here. Fortunately Russ has some very talented people working here, which will make my transition an easy one,” says Sherwood.

Sherwood, a native of Kalkaska, MI, began his brewing career in 2000 at Michigan Brewing Company. In 2001 he took an assistant brewer job at Traverse Brewing Company, where he met Right Brain owner Russell Springsteen. “Sam and I always kept in touch over the years and supported each other’s successes in the brewing community. It’s a great pleasure to work with Sam again, and I have confidence that with his brewing industry experience, he’ll be a key player in helping Right Brain get to the next level,” says Springsteen. Sherwood’s former brewing jobs include Bravo Zulu, Perrin, Arcadia, Walldorff, and Founders brewing companies.

About Right Brain Brewery

Right Brain Brewery is nestled in the SoFo District of downtown Traverse City, Michigan, at 225 E. 16th Street. Our focus is on creating artisanally made, one-of-a-kind culinary inspired brews. If you taste something in our beers, like asparagus, cherry pies, or real pig, it's because we put it there using only whole natural ingredients. Right Brain brews can be found throughout the state of Michigan in bottles, kegs, and on draft. However we're not just beer lovers, we're art lovers too. We're advocates for anything creative, innovative, or odd so let’s have a pint sometime and Keep Beer Curious. www.rightbrainbrewery.com

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.