In this episode, we have Shannon Carter, the brewmaster and founder, of Shannon Brewing Company in studio with us to tell us about his brewery, his brewing processes, and the styles of beer he brews. Shannon Brewing is located on the northern end of Keller, TX in the same area as Samantha Springs water company--which is also the source of the exceptional natural spring water Shannon uses for brewing his beers. Their brewery leans toward Irish and English styles, but their lineup also includes IPAs and lagers, all brewed with a direct fire process using the most wholesome and natural ingredients.

Shannon brought a few of his beers to share and we also got him to stick around for the second half to brainstorm on a recipe for a Scottish Export ale. This beer is described by the 2015 BJCP guidelines as a malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character.

We will take our ideas and write our own recipes based on the conversation and the guidelines and bring them back later for sampling. And maybe we'll be able to see who is right in our arguments. Shannon also offered up barrels for us to use should we choose to and we'll see what kind of results we get. Because that's how you learn the most!

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P.S. Sorry about the technical glitches that caused a few jumps in the conversation. We should now have the issue resolved.

 Shannon and Brandon

Shannon and Arlo


Stubby and Mikey

Arlo, our door guard