Our brewmaster, president, and co-founder developed his passion for German beer at a very young age as he grew up in an Army family stationed throughout Germany. Glen’s vision to brew authentic German beer locally was made possible after completing his Master Brewer’s certification at the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program then offered at UC Davis, later to become the American Brewer’s Guild. As a mechanical engineer from Georgia Tech, Glen has spent much of his career focusing on brewery automation and development. His passion for craft beer led him to help write and pass Georgia’s brewpub legislation and then co-founded the second brewpub in Georgia.
His brewing ventures have earned him numerous regional awards for his European style lagers and Belgian style ales including a world-wide rating of 7th for his Seven Sisters Münchner lager, 9th for his Bavarian Hefeweizen and 8th for his Me262 Maibock on the worldwide beer rating website www.RateBeer.com in 2006 through 2008.
Glen has designed, automated and supervised many new brewery installations throughout the U.S. over the last 15 years including a brewery at the Kansas City Station Casino in Kansas City, MO, Santa Fe Brewing Company in Cancun, Mexico, Thunder Canyon Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ and Glasscock Brewing Company in McAllen, TX. He has designed and built controls and automation solutions for Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing and Coors as well as numerous craft breweries nationwide (Stone Brewing, Red Hook, Ballast Point, Left Hand, Pyramid Brewing, Gordon Biersch and others). He has also provided consulting services in beer formulation and recipe design, brewery chemical and sanitation processes, production optimization, and draught beer dispensing system design through his company Brewery Development and Automation, LLC.