Just down the road from Briess…

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New fermentation tanks at Three Sheeps Brewing Co. That’s me with Brian.

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That’s David with two growlers of Lombardi Lager.

Paying a visit to Three Sheeps  and Titletown Brewing Companies is easy from my office at Briess. Three Sheeps is about 45 minutes east of Chilton in Sheboygan – better known as the Bratwurst Capital of the World. Then a short drive north takes me to Titletown Brewing in Green Bay – which of course is also known as Titletown U.S.A.

There’s a lot going on at these breweries these days. Three Sheeps owner and head brewer Grant Pauly had stepped out when I stopped to drop off a bag of malt (there’s definitely a benefit of living close to a malthouse), so Brewer Brian Sullivan showed me around.  Since my last visit, they added 6 new 30 barrel fermenters and as you can see, there is not a lot of room left after the new addition.  We had to get some Baaad Boy Black Wheat Beer before we left which I was able to enjoy at Bernadette’s home the following week…yes it was delicious!

At Titletown Brewing we sampled a one-off beer brewed by Brewer David Oldenburg….Lombardi Lager.  David worked with Vince Lomardi’s Grandson to develop a beer worthy of the Lombardi name, made of course with 100% local Briess Malt!  I have to tell you that this is one of the most delicious and interesting Lagers that I have had!  I don’t want to give away any of David’s secrets, but I think a particular specialty malt added to the complexity of this beer:)  Unfortunately the beer is gone and because it is a Lager, it may not return for some time.

About Penny Pickart

Penny PickartPenny is a trusted and highly-sought advisor to the brewing industry. Her passion for the brew industry and continued education through Siebel Institute of Technology as well as MBAA courses have helped her develop expertise in malt and beer sensory over her 20 years of experience. Penny is always willing to jump in with both feet with brewers to troubleshoot brewhouse performance issues and her customers seek her out due to her malt characteristic expertise to assist in recipe formulation. Further, that expertise has led her to be a judge at competitions nationwide including GABF and World Beer Cup.

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