Breakout Brewer: Troon Brewing Co. (Craft Beer & Brewing)

Helms is waiting for the installation of a 7-barrel system manufactured by Smart Machine Technologies in Ridgeway, Virginia. Because of space constraints, Troon can’t have a traditional steam boiler, so this system will run on super-heated recirculated mineral oil. It may be unconventional, but the whole site is on septic, so traditional systems just won’t work.

When that new system comes on line later this year, it will mean more “oak-aged stuff, different from what people expect from us; more fruit stuff coming out; more local-grain beers; and a lot of stuff that we envisioned when we opened.”

I'm so excited. I just can't hide it.

I am in drinking Short, Dark & Handsome by Other Half Brewing Co., a Micro Brewery in Brooklyn. Short, Dark & Handsome is an Stout - American, with an ABV of 7.4 and IBU of 30. I gave this beer a 3.75 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.


Big, smooth and malty. Hopped with UK Fuggles and East Kent Goldings