I am going to be leaving my Neuroscience job at Janelia Farm, and will go full-time at Lost Rhino Brewing Company from September 10th on. Very excited! A big step, and a little scary to trade good old postdoc life for a commercial job. I will be responsible for all the QA/QC work, as well as for small projects, new brews, the barrel program etcetera. This step gives me more time to bank on the yeast isolations, and start my own yeast propping facility in the future as well. Keep your eyes peeled for jasperyeast, soon to be available in Virginia!
In the mean time, the last growler of the wild yeast screen has been bottled for a while now, and all bottles have been moved to the cold room to chill and relax for a week or so. In the coming weeks I will be tasting all the different successful brews, and we will start brewing bigger (5 gallon) batches with these strains. We are trading some bourbon barrels for some wine barrels, very exciting to get the sour program started..