R.L.K. and Company, operators of Mt. Hood Brewing Co. and Timberline Lodge, welcomes Bryan Borgmeier to their staff. Bryan has been appointed Head Brewer of the Mt. Hood Brewing Co. Bryan grew up in Oregon City, and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. It was at a Linfield class on homebrewing that he was introduced to the magic of brewing beer. Upon graduating in 2010, Bryan was hired as Assistant Brewer of Golden Valley Brewing in McMinnville. He earned an Associate Degree in Brewing Technology from Siebel Institute of Technology in 2014. Over the course of the last several years, Bryan has traveled through Oregon and the Lake Tahoe area of California, working at reputable breweries 10 Barrel Brewing, 3 Creeks Brewing, Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., Alibi Aleworks, and Hop Valley Brewing Co.
“Mt. Hood is an icon, as is Timberline, and to be able to represent this icon as a brewer is an amazing opportunity,” states Bryan, “In addition to updating the core lineup of beers, I’d like to develop special projects, maybe 3-4 caged bottles that we release every year. And of course I’d like to make a fresh hop beer and continue to work on the barrel-aged beer program that Chef Jason Stoller Smith helped start this year. I think that Mt. Hood, the brand, being an icon, has a ton of potential that most don’t have. A rare opportunity. In the NW we’re blessed with really fresh hop yards, malting facilities, a world-class yeast lab. And of course we have a glacier-fed well of pure, pristine and plentiful water.”