The Gyppo Ale Mill is excited to introduce Southern Humboldt to the newest member of our family, Nathan McAlpine. McAlpine has taken on the position of Director of Fermentation. He and his lovely family, wife Lindsey and son Brule, will be moving from Bend, Oregon and making their home in Shelter Cove.
McAlpine graduated from Siebel Institute of Technology World Brewing Academy but also has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Deluth-Minnesota. He started his brewing career back in 2008 and since then has worked for the big, Founders Brewery & Deschutes Brewery and the small, North Rim Brewing and Craft Kitchen.
McAlpine’s favorite style of beer is the Imperial Stout but with that said, he excited about creating many different styles of beer. I mentioned to him that often folks in Shelter Cove end up drinking Pacifico, Coors or Budweiser. His response, great! I can make a light lager and even rice lagers like Budweiser. Budweiser is made up of 30% rice in addition to hops and barely malt.
We of course had the chance to taste an array of McAlpine’s beers which were delicious! Cannot wait to get our brewery fired up and McAlpine creating away. Speaking of, be sure to follow our Instagram or Facebook feed. You'll see the progress of the construction as well as the installation of the brewery and the kitchen. Cheers!