The Business of Beer with Dan Gordon Co-Founder of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

TapHunter Podcasts, Episode 5: Dan Gordon, Co-Founder of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company – the influence of German breweries on his own and more!
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Andy “The Beerman” Coppock interviews Dan Gordon, Co-Founder and Director of Brewing Operations at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company. Dan talks about his trips to Germany and how they influenced the creation of his own brewing company. In addition, he discusses Gordon Biersch’s limited release 25th Anniversary Dunkles released in May 2014. You don’t want to miss this interview with one of the forerunners of the craft beer movement!

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Show Notes

  • Dan’s trip to Germany/Austria/Switzerland at 15 introduced him to beer
  • Internship at Anheuser-Busch and training at Weinhenstaphen Munich
  • Bock beers as personal favorite style
  • Lower prevalence of lagers in US craft industry
  • Gordon Biersch’s humble beginnings
  • Designing his brewing facility after touring 120+ German breweries
  • Select series beers
  • Geeking out over swing top bottles
  • 25th Anniversary of GB
  • Fast cult development: “Everyone wants to be a beer judge, and blogging and social media has made that possible”
  • Fun fact: Dan invented Gordon Biersch’s infamous garlic fries

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