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Jun 5, 2021

How much beer do you need to brew to serve 200 restaurants?

Alex Puchner has been with BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse since they started brewing 25 years ago.  It's a unique setup they have there at BJ's, with a group of breweries across the country supplying beer to the 200+ restaurants in their chain.  A lot of beer.

Alex joined us this week to talk about his early days of brewing with the legendary Maltose Falcons homebrew club and his adventure with BJ's.  We learned about their core beers, their new brew club, and some of the brews coming out of their R&D brewery.

We sampled a few of their beers including a fantastic Coffee Blonde and their Cookies and Cream Pizookie Porter.  A mild take on a pastry brew, which Alex says is about as wild as he's going to get.

The Beer List

  • BJ's Brewhouse
    • 25th Silver Bock
    • Brewhouse Blonde (Kolsch)
    • Coffee Cult Blonde
    • Committed DIPA
    • Cookies and Cream Pizookie Porter
    • Jeremiah Red