Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Brewer Michael Waters

9/21 Beer Edition:Independence Brewing Co.

See what you missed at #SommChat on 9/21 as we chatted with the members of South Austin’s brewery, Independence Brewing Co, in preparation for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Here we go! #Beer time! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to a special #beer edition #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn abt TX Craft Beer for the next hr! #TXBrewFest

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to South Austin’s own @indybrewing, ready to chat craft brewing & gear up for Saturday’s #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Meet the @indybrewing team in person at the Festival this weekend, get your tickets here #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We hope you have your brew Qs ready, because @indybrewing is ready for you! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If you’re joining us for #SommChat, please shout out to @indybrewing so they knows you’re here & can keep an eye out for your #beer Qs!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @indybrewing our Qs, you’re welcome to ask ur Qs as well! They’ll do their best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A few lucky SommChatters today will win $10 Q Cards to @ManUpTexasBBQ, but you gotta tweet using #SommChat to win!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talkin’ brew with @indybrewing! #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): wew hooooo back online, chrome killed my computer #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Ha, Yikes! Glad your back in biz! It’d be a sad #SommChat without you

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): What beer should I pair with grilled salmon, sauteed brussels sprouts & quinoa @indybrewing? cc @keepercoll #Beer #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@ATXFoodnews @keepercoll the lighter flavours are going to pair best with a lighter brew in general. An IPA like Stash #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@ATXFoodnews @keepercoll … could be interesting though too. #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): @indybrewing Thanks! That was my thought, too. Hubs loves dark, full flavors but a rich IPA would work. #Beer #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@ATXFoodnews @indybrewing a dark beer could work, you would have to be careful with your selection, perhaps a smoked porter! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing What does it mean for a #beer to be “hopped” multiple times? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing We add hops at multiple stages of the brewing process. Resins from hops give us bitterness but only… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing come out at higher tempatures, oils give us aroma and are released at lower temps. #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing malts(typically barley) are roasted in a process similar to coffee. Longer roasts produce dark… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing …bold flavour and color. Ranging from pale straw to opaque #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Good morning, all! I need a beer, stat! #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @indybrewing @keepercoll what is your favorite style of #beer to drink and make? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @WineTheory @indybrewing It really varies but there is something to be said for recipes that stand the test of time. #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @WineTheory @indybrewing … ESBs, a good english porter…. they stick around for a reason #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): Q. @IndyBrewing Do you have any recs for beers to pair with desserts? #Beer #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @theleftoverchef @IndyBrewing Imperial stouts and Porters, anything dark/roasty and sweeter esp. with chocolate #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @theleftoverchef @IndyBrewing or you could get crazy and do an IPA with the right fruit #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): Thanks! RT @indybrewing: @keepercoll Imperial stouts and Porters, anything dark/roasty and sweeter esp. with chocolate #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Do you think beer evaluation and food pairing is approached same way as wine? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@demilove @keepercoll lots of similarities, flavors need to compliment and you have to be mindful of strength of flavors… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@demilove @keepercoll the big difference BIG DIFFERENCE is carbonation which can “clear” the pallete #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @indybrewing @keepercoll Have you ever used #wine barrels or bourbon barrels in your #beer making? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@WineTheory @indybrewing @keepercoll Not on a production level, our facility is tiny– Brewery 2.0 though!! We have used oak… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@WineTheory @indybrewing @keepercoll …spirals, our #jasperilla is on oak spirals for 6 months before release, and you might… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@WineTheory @indybrewing @keepercoll …see some more use of oak for a certain anniversary beer (shhhhh) #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): psst… insider #beer info RT @indybrewing: .@WineTheory …see some more use of oak for a certain anniversary beer (shhhhh) #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @indybrewing @WineTheory @keepercoll perks ears up … did U say oak? One of my fav’s is Innis and Gunn … is in the same school? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@EllaDogSays @indybrewing @WineTheory @keepercoll no we use oak spirals in stainless steel, and we use a lighter oak #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing You offer 8 beers at @IndyBrewing – do you have any favorite #food pairings with any of your #beers? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing we brew about 23 beers in a calendar year, convict hill with dessert rocks or Stash… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing with spicy thai #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing Can you define “Craft Brewing” in 140 characters? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing brewing something that is worth sharing! #craftbeer #SommChat

@BillElsey (Bill Elsey): @IndyBrewing Why do you think texas has become such an active state in the local beer scene? lots of great offerings these days #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@BillElsey @IndyBrewing We are a thirsty state and pre prohibiton we had a rich brewing culture until the government killed it #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – This is a serious question! What is a good beer to buy a girl in a bar to get her interested in you AND the beer? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): haha, love this! RT @demilove: @keepercoll What is a good beer to buy a girl in a bar to get her interested in you AND the beer? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@demilove @keepercoll the highest ABV on the wall #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@demilove @keepercoll srsly, beer is about the indvdl–it takes time to find the perfect beer for some1 its part of the journey #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@demilove @keepercoll next #brewluminati beer ‘Epanoui might be a good canidate #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing Can #beer age? If so, are there certain types that age better than others? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing biggest part of aging is ABV, the beer has to be able to stand up all the biology and chemistry….. #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing that is going on. Hoppy beers fall off pretty quick in punchiness. Stouts and Barleywine nething >%9 #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll I’ve not had any @indybrewing #TXBrewFest #SommChat – does it make it to SoFla? I see Shiner around

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@mmWine @keepercoll @indybrewing we are only in TX. thirsty, thirsty state! Come see us! #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @indybrewing @keepercoll I have no current plans to hit TX, but if I do, I will! #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): i have a lot of beer friends, @indybrewing @keepercoll including @Brewkkake & @Ed_Roberts who’d love to try your craft #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Cheat Sheet for those who don’t know: “ABV” equals Alcohol by Volume #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Craft Brew Definition: RT @indybrewing: brewing something that is worth sharing! #craftbeer #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing With #wine, ppl are often taught to use diff stemware for diff wines. Does that apply to #beer too? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing totally, American culture hasn’t quite caught on yet but glassware selection is very important… #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing any beer is better out a “snifter”, American pint glasses aren’t the best choice #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): beer, like wine, is definitely enjoyed a bit more from the “right” glass, @indybrewing @keepercoll though any vessel works #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @indybrewing What is your opinion about the current “style” of IPA? Do you find that brewers tend to be over-hopping? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@MDSmitty2488 @indybrewing No, but brewers shouldn’t hop for hops sake, there must be a method and a target in mind #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @indybrewing @WineTheory @keepercoll we still wish our mugs were not so far from Austin! Sounds like a wonderful brew #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @indybrewing @WineTheory @keepercoll just checked out your website … high five paw to Jasper and Indy the brewery pups! ..#SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@EllaDogSays @indybrewing @WineTheory @keepercoll they have a tough life of sniffing grain and barking at delivery guys #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @IndyBrewing What’s the best serving temperature for #beer? #TXBrewFest #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing cold kills flavor and aroma which is why big breweries always show there macrobeer in siberia #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing … but it depends… in general around 45-55 degrees #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): Too Cold = No Flavor RT @indybrewing: .@keepercoll @IndyBrewing … but it depends… in general around 45-55 degrees #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @indybrewing What are the flavor profiles you look for in a good pilsner? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@MDSmitty2488 @indybrewing nice clean bitterness with slight fruity tartness, though we dont presntly have capability to lager #SommChat

@stayhoppyaustin (Stay Hoppy Austin): Whatchya drinkin right now @indybrewing? #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): .@stayhoppyaustin @indybrewing Stash IPA, the newly reformulated Stash IPA with more danky resin. #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): Shameless plug for our 7th anniversary party on 10/22 4-7pm #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Wrapping up! Hope u enjoyed this packed hr of brew knowledge! We’ll announce the @ManUpTexasBBQ Q Card winners shortly! #SommChat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Don’t miss! RT @indybrewing: Shameless plug for our 7th anniversary party on 10/22 4-7pm #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And the winners of a $10 @ManUpTexasBBQ Q card are: @transferohealth @ATXfoodnews @BillElsey @gonzbot @stayhoppyaustin #SommChat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Your Q Cards can be picked up @ the #TXBrewFest on Sat. 9/24 at Fiesta Gardens. See more info & get tix: #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): Glad I caught a little bit of today’s Beer Chat with @indybrewing @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Please join me in thanking @indybrewing for an awesome hour of beer goodness! Had a great time & hoped everyone learned something! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat #SommChat

@indybrewing (Independence Brewing): Thanks to everyone for joining us! hope to see you at #TXBrewfest #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 9/28 11 AM CST for #SommChat with Isabelle Munier, #Oregon based #winemaker for @ELVwines. See ya then!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! Happy #WW!