West Hill Brewery
- Created on 12 April 2010
- Last Updated on 11 May 2013
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West Hill Brewery
When an Ordinary Homebrew is Not Good Enough
West Hill Brewery's roots go back to 1997 when Scott, the owner/brewer was taking classes at the University of California, Davis. Some of the classes in soil science were taught by professors that also taught classes in the brewing arts and viniculture. Several of the students also brewed, igniting the spark. Extract brewing 5 gallon batches with several buddies in the Ozarks quickly turned to all grain. Fruit was also fermented, but less often. Various fruits were mixed with honey to create some interesting melomels.
Moving to the UP of Michigan the all grain brewing continued at a slower pace for several years, but the move to Grand Rapids reignited the flame under the kettle. Helping a new brewer to learn and having a brew shop, Siciliano’s Market , close by was a big plus. At that time my buddy and I explored styles other than the standard English and American Ales, and Lagers. We delved into Belgians, Saisons, and sour beers. With plenty of friends to try out homebrews we produced a large variety of styles. Several batches of wine were also made.
Now in Hodag City, Wisconsin I have a small building that I dedicated to producing homebrew and roasting coffee for myself and friends.
Looks like West Hill Brewery has added another brewer. Michael has moved his brewing operations into the West Hill Brewery complex. When his wife grants him permission Michael brews.
This website will be used to post what beers are being brewed and what I have brewed. I used Promash software, but I am making a change to BeerSmith so if you use either programs, hopefully in the future you can download the recipes and brewing sessions. Right now there are links to some of my sessions and recipes in html format . The sessions files start with dates and the recipes are just names. Links to books and software I find useful will also be posted. West Hill Brewery is dedicated to brewing the best homebrew possible.
This website is still under construction and hopefully in the near future it will be greatly improved.