John Barley President
John Barley

Photo Friday Vol. 4

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Photo Friday Vol. 3

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Photo Friday Vol. 2

Each Friday we post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Brewhouse & More For Sale

Since 2012 this brewhouse has been the stainless steel soul of our brewery. Purchased brand new in 2012, it has been meticulously maintained and continues to get the job done after 330+ batches and counting.

We’re in the process of sizing up to a thirty-barrel system. Serious and interested parties can request more information including cut sheets, power requirements, and pricing information by emailing john at solemnoathbrewery.com.

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What we’re selling:

Premier Stainless 15 BBL Steam-Fired 2-Vessel Brewhouse

  • Mash/lauter tun
  • Brew kettle/whirlpool w/ dual steam jackets
  • Stainless brewhouse platform & stairs
  • SS NEMA 4X control panel
  • Brewhouse tank lights
  • Mash hydrator
  • Cold water blend with thermometer
  • Digital flow meter
  • Mash rakes & grain out plow
  • Wedge wire lauter floor
  • Wort grant
  • Complete hard-piped brewhouse manifold
  • Sanitary centrifugal wort pump
  • Sanitary centrifugal grant pump
  • Variable frequency drive for BH pumps
  • Multi-pass plate heat exchanger
  • Sight glass for wort runoff & heat exchange outlet
  • 2 kettle steam solenoids, steam traps

Also for sale:

30 BBL Hot Liquor Tank

  • Top manway
  • CIP arm
  • Sprayball
  • Pump and variable frequency drive
  • 1.5”butterfly valves Clamps and gaskets
  • Stainless adjustable feet
  • Fully welded cladding steam jackets
  • Steam solenoid, steam traps

Malt Mill

  • Two-Roller Malt Mill w/ stand & motor
  • 5000 lb/hr
  • Adjustable grooved rollers
  • 24 HP motor, 1 Motor starter w/ thermal overload
  • Malt mill stand
  • Inlet hopper, 55 lb capacity
  • Stainless grist case, floor mounted
  • 1 HP direct drive auger motor, 50 ft flex auger w/ PVC tube

Premier Stainless 15 BBL Fermenter

  • Inoxpa butterfly valves, Perlick sample valve, Tassilini PVRV
  • Clamps and gaskets, pressure gauge
  • 4 stainless steel legs with stainless leveling footpads
  • Interior shell: 304 stainless steel, thickness 11 gauge
  • Exterior shell: 304 stainless steel, thickness 14 gauge
  • Interior and exterior finish polished to a sanitary finish
  • Interior finish pickled and passivated
  • Exterior brushed, #4 finish
  • Fully welded exterior shell
  • 60 degree cone bottom, with an average of 25% head space
  • Rotating racking port
  • Side manway door, shadowless
  • Dual zone dimple cooling jackets
  • 2” Polyurethane insulation
  • 2” CO2 blowoff arm for maximum tank space utilization
  • CIP arm and spray ball
  • Sanitary tri-clamp connections

Ajax Boiler

  • Model Size: HRNG–17
  • Firing Type: Atmospheric
  • Control Package: UL/CSD1 SYS “S” ON-OFF SOC (ETL Certified)
  • Net Weight: 2,700 lbs
  • Not Derated: At Sea Level, use number 43 Orifice
  • Draft Hood/Barometric Dampers: Draft Hood: 12 I-Beam Skid: No Jacket: Galvanized National Board Registration
  • Drain Connection: Rear Hand Hole: 3×4 Front Only Airwall: Galvanized Tubing: Steel
  • Control Voltages: 115v/1ph/60hz
  • Gas Pressure: Available Upon Request
  • Annunciation Light Options: Standard (Power On & Main Flame)
  • Feed and Blowdown Included: One (1) Simplex feed system and One (1) blow down tank

Again, those interested can request more information including cut sheets, power requirements, and pricing information by emailing john at solemnoathbrewery.com.

Images by Michael Kiser of www.GoodBeerHunting.com.  

Photo Friday Vol. 1

Each and every Friday we’ll post moments and happenings from the week in the world of SOB. We hope this gives you insight into what we’re about and a look behind the scenes at our little American craft brewery.

We won’t be selling. We won’t be pushing. We won’t be trying to convince you of anything at all. These are a few moments for you to relax and enjoy some beer. And let this serve as a reminder to us all that at least some of the time, that’s really all a brewery should be.

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Man vs. Internet

As you may have been able to feel by all the cool and crisp mornings, this week marks the beginning of fall. For many, this season begins with the next phase of the Digital Era as nerds everywhere line up for their shot at being an early adopter of Apple’s newest creation. For SOB this transition marks a shift of our seasonals to a more malt-focused complexity.

This one is always highly-anticipated and a regular on our annual calendar since 2012. Bright citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor takes on a rich caramel and oatmeal sweetness in this full-bodied Belgo-American ale. You’ll see Man vs. Internet on draft in limited quantities and in bombers around town at your favorite bottle shop. Nerd out on this beer and tell us what you think. It’s also a good warmer to have a chat about the merits of artificial intelligence with your best friend or robot.

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Founders & Radicals: Matt Taylor of Varnish Studio

The best thing about being a part of the beer industry is the people you meet. My brother Joe and I first met Matt Taylor in December of 2013. Eager to escape the Chicago cold we set out to San Diego at the invitation of Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing Co./Lost Abbey who had asked me to join a panel discussion he was having for startup breweries for Brewbound.

Since then Matt and I have spoken often of the polarizing issue of aesthetics in beer. After brewery safety, the quality of what is actually in the glass will always be what’s most important, but not far behind is the environment that beer is in. Illustration and design have been and will always be a massive part of our culture here at SOB. From the simplicity of our taproom to the passion through creativity you see in our bottle labels and murals, art is how we tell our story.

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The Seven Seals: Conquest

Almost as much as making great beer, our brewery likes to tell a good story. Since our doors opened in 2012 we have woven threads of our beers into an ongoing and ever-evolving fabric of storylines. From our viking beers to the Snaggletooth Bandana line of IPAs, we’ve given our beers a life of their own.

Once a year since our doors opened we’ve developed a one-off beer that has been part of a series we haven’t talked much about: The Seven Seals. To date, these beers have always taken a slightly American approach to the Belgian brewing tradition from which we draw a great deal of inspiration.

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The Cave of Pain – Pain Cave

When our artist Jourdon Gullett was installing the massive mural that’s located in the front hall of our taproom SOB head brewer Tim Marshall entered to see what he was doing. “What is this, your pain cave?” Tim said. “I guess so,” replied Jourdon. “That’d make a pretty good beer name,” Tim mumbled as he walked away.

Back in 2014 we wanted to sprinkle in a new IPA we had been discussing for a while. It was just a fifteen-barrel batch and for the most part it was kept here in the comforts of our taproom. What we kicked out was Pain Cave, one of our fastest moving and most highly sought-after beers of 2014. When scheduling came around we decided to invest more tank time in its success. We decided to make six batches in total and offer in both draft and bomber format.

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