Revision Brewing Company in Nevada celebrates OktoberForest.
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Revision Brewing Makes the Forest-Water-Beer Connection

Revision Brewing Company
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nature.org:
Thanks for participating in OktoberForest! You're helping us get out the word about the importance of healthy forests for clean water ... and beer, your product. Can you tell us a little about Revision?

Revision Brewing Co.:
Revision Brewing Company is known for brewing mouth-watering prominently hop-forward beers by the award-winning brewmaster Jeremy Warren and head brewer Jeb Taylor. Revision Brewing Company opened in March of 2017 and is located in Sparks, Nevada. With some serious momentum behind the beers, Revision produced 5,615 barrels of beer at the end of 2017 and the brewery projects to produce upwards of 20,000 barrels within the next few years. The brewery has also begun its barrel aging program with plans to release creative barrel-aged beers that will bend the mind and tantalize the palate at the end of 2018.

Our brewmaster and CEO hails from Knee Deep Brewing Company out of Auburn, CA, a company that he originally founded out of his garage in Sparks, Nevada. In July of 2015, Jeremy Warren (Founder and former brewmaster of Knee Deep Brewing Company) decided to sell his shares of Knee Deep Brewing to his business partner and set out to start Revision Brewing Company where he could have total creative freedom.

Warren is known for his world-class IPA’s, 2x IPAs and 3x IPAs and after only a year of opening the doors at Revision Brewing Company, the brewery took a gold medal win for Revision IPA in the American India Pale Ale Category and DIPA won the silver medal in the Imperial India Pale Ale category at the 2018 World Beer Cup® awards. Only four other breweries in the history of the World Beer Cup® have medaled in both the American-Style India Pale Ale and the Imperial India Pale Ale category in the same year. Revision Brewing Company joins Russian River, Pizza Port, Noble Ale Works and Big Rock Chop House in this achievement. According to Beer Advocate’s press release, “2018 World Beer Cup Winners Announced,” 8,234 entries from 66 countries compete(d) at the “Olympics of Beer.”

nature.org:
What’s special about Truckee—why do you choose to do your brewing here?

Revision Brewing Co.:
The Tahoe and Reno area is fantastic for its burgeoning culture and the incredible outdoor areas and activities which have always been a draw for us.  Particularly Jeremy is an avid mountain biker and Jeb loves to ski.

nature.org:
Do your operations include any sustainable practices?

Revision Brewing Co.:
We are always looking to reduce waste and improve efficiencies, using the minimum amount of water possible.

nature.org:
Tell us about how water figures into your production process? Why is clean water important for brewing beer?

Revision Brewing Co.:
The importance of clean, contamination free water is essential. Contamination can occur both naturally and from human sources. Chlorine is added by people to water supplies to reduce micro-organisms and prevent health risks. However, chorine can have a very negative impact on beer, specifically producing medicinal-like flavors called chlorophenols. The use of a carbon filter in a brewery, essentially a larger version of carbon filters used at a home, reduces chlorine considerably.

nature.org:
Why do healthy forests matter to brewers like you? How do you draw the connection between healthy forests and clean water and beer?

Revision Brewing Co.:
The Nature Conservancy has been extremely illuminating in presenting the relation between forests and water. The forests prevent snow from melting too quickly for example.

nature.org:
You’re partnering with us for OktoberForest to raise awareness about the connection between healthy forests and clean water. Why else should people care about forests?

Revision Brewing Co.:
In addition to providing oxygen, shade and watershed protection, spending time in the woods is good for the mind, body and soul.

nature.org:
Anything else you’d like to add?

Revision Brewing Co.:
Our product and our livelihoods are built on beer, which is built on water. We are always on the lookout to improve efficiencies, and always open to new ideas. We look forward to working with the Nature Conservancy to protect our forests, lands and waters, which is essentially protecting our future.

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