Mon, 5 September 2022
Nick Gislason - Hanabi Lager
This episode features Nick Gislason the founder and brewer of Hanabi Lager, which he brews with his wife and partners in the Napa Valley. Nick works as a winemaker, yet his curiosity for brewing, especially “grain-forward lagers”, was never shelved and has grown into Hanabi Lager Co., a brewery that he designed and built in his spare time. You might learn more about fireworks than winemaking in this conversation. Our conversation covers Nick’s background, how his fascinations with Japanese fireworks and brewing as a teenager inspired the artwork for Hanabi, technical aspects of brewing Pilsner, the search for heirloom barley, and spore-traps for monitoring Powdery Mildew in vineyards.
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