VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Steamworks Brewing Company is pleased
to announce the appointment of Caolan Vaughan as its new Brewmaster.
Caolan will be taking over the reigns from long-time Brewmaster Conrad
Gmoser. Conrad's finesse and inventiveness played a fundamental role
in establishing Steamworks' street credibility as a serious microbrewery, starting back in 1996.
With international experience in the craft beer market, Caolan brings
his own modern twist to craft brewing - having honed his skills first
at Australia's Little Creatures brewery, and most recently at the UK's
award-winning Thornbridge Brewery. There, Caolan played an integral
part in the brewery's international reputation for producing
world-class beers such as Jaipur IPAs, Raven BIPAs, Saint Petersburg
Russian Imperial Stouts, in addition to hop forward and barrel aged
"Our search for a new Brewmaster took us around the world," adds
Steamworks Brewing Company President, Walter Cosman. "We wanted fresh ideas and someone not afraid to push beyond current
"With Caolan we've found someone who has brewed for some of the best,
and we think he'll add even more excitement and creativity to our
lineup of beer", Cosman adds.
No doubt, among the incentives inspiring Caolan to take his career to
Vancouver, was the chance to be involved from the ground up, in the
design and commissioning of Steamworks' new 50 Hectolitre Brewhouse
located on the Vancouver/Burnaby border. Vaughan's experience in
brewery production is expected to take the new facility quickly up to
speed, and producing Steamworks' award winning Pilsner and Pale Ale, as
well as a range of seasonal specialty beers. To commemorate the
occasion, Vaughn and his team of brewers have selected Saison Ale as
his first release this spring.
Caolan shares, "This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me"
adding, "I have a lot of respect for the craft-beer scene in the Pacific-Northwest and am eager for the opportunity to work
with such a vibrant and well-respected team."
About Steamworks Brewing Company:
In 1995, when the team behind Steamworks Brewing Company first took hold
of their historic, Gastown brewpub location, it was discovered that the
building had a rare steam heating system - a remnant from forward
thinkers of a century past. Inspired, Steamworks ventured forth,
experimented and created a one-of-a-kind steam generated brewery; the
only one in Canada. Since then, beer aficionados have been migrating to
Steamworks brewpub for a taste of their unconventional beers. Now, with
the launch of Steamworks bottled beers, customers can "take the brewpub
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SOURCE: Steamworks Brewing Company
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