You could say Ryan knows a thing or two about brewing, which is good because he started brewing back in 1996 when his brother brought home their first homebrew kit. "We were drinking a bunch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and thought we could make great beer too", says the brewer. They quickly went from brewing in a small kitchen to propane burners in the backyard. Ryan now has a Nano 1/2BBL all electric system and stainless conical fermenters.
Old Standbys' goals and aspirations are to continue to learn and work with more talented people in the brewing community. Ryan does a lot of charity work, he explains "It's a good way for me to give back to my community through beer and brewing." Although he's been brewing since 1996, he still loves to enter competitions, as unbiased reviews and feedback make him a better brewer.
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