About

Originally from Mt. Airy, MD, Grant attended Shepherd University and later went on to attend West Virginia School of Pharmacy where he graduated in 2014. He has been homebrewing at his home in Star Tannery, VA for the better part of 4 years along with his wife Meghan and son Owen.

My brewing philosophy is accentuating flavor and aroma through more proven methods beyond empiric evidence and speculation.  I have a passion for aromatic and full flavored styles of beer ranging from creamy IPA’s to puckering fruited sour beers.  I have had the best experience discussing my successes and most importantly my failures with the members of my homebrew club The Shenandoah Valley Homebrewers Guild located in Winchester, VA.  You can find us on facebook and instagram as well as our website where we stay up to date with club events, meet ups and local competitions.  Check it out!

Shenandoah Valley Homebrewers Guild
SVHG Instagram: @shenvalleyhomebrewers
SVHG Website: http://www.shenbrew.org

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What’s Pouring?

On Tap:

Nothing?? CRAP!

Bottles:

Raspberry Berliner Weissbier – low gravity second runnings from a golden sour and wheat beer kettle soured with lactobacillus, fermented with a mixed sacchromyces culture and conditioned on a mix of wild and frozen raspberries.

Blackberry Depth – A Robust Porter with a ton of blackberries!

Barrel #20 Barleywine – Traditional English Style Barleywine aged in a bourbon barrel from River Hill Distillery in Luray, VA

Big Oak  – Imperial Stout brewed with American yeast and hopped with Centennial and Cascade

On Deck:

Cortana in Rampancy – Double Oat India Pale Ale hopped to hell with Galaxy and Simcoe

False Prophet – Imperial Stout brewed with oats and a melange of roasted malts and grains

Pastry False Prophet – Imperial Stout with Indian Monsoon Malabar coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, and toasted coconut

In the Works:

SVHG Barrel Project – Club collaboration Old(e) Ale aged in a brandy barrel from Mt. Defiance Distillery

Apricot.jpeg – Berliner Weissbier conditioned on apricots

Blackberry.jpeg – Berliner Weissbier conditioned on blackberries

Saison Solera – Saison with bohemian pilsner, vienna, wheat and oats, fermented with the DuPont Strain and Bootleg Biology’s Brettanomyces Bruxellensis in a 15 gallon American Oak barrel (previously held bourbon from River Hill Distillery in Luray, VA)

Golden Sour  – golden sour ale split with WYeast Roeselare Blend and Omega Yeast’s Bit O’ Funk (Brett Brux) with bottle dregs from Jester King, The Rare Barrel and Pen Druid