The Alehouse Brew Crew

Jennifer Talley - Brewer

We are happy to introduce the addition of Jennifer Talley to our Alehouse brewing team

Brewer Jennifer has been working in the craft brewing industry for over 20 years. She started her career in 1991 in Salt Lake City as Brewmaster for Squatters Pub Brewery, moving on to Director of Research and Development for Salt Lake Brewing Company. It was there in Utah that she honed her brewing skills, clearly evident by winning over 20 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup combined.

In 2011 Jennifer decided to expand her brewing expertise by accepting the role as Brewing Operations Manager at Redhook Brewery. While at Redhook, Jennifer managed all day-to-day brewing and cellaring operations, developed new beer releases, implemented and improved dry hoping techniques and was an integral member of the taste panel. Wanting to get back to the smaller side of the craft and work on her sour beer barrel aging skills, Jennifer moved to Sonoma County and became the Lead Brewer at Russian River Brewing Company. Being able to see barrel aging on a production level was a proclaimed highpoint in her career path.

Besides her day-to-day work at the brewery, Jennifer is well immersed in the craft brewing industry as an international beer judge, industry speaker, Technical Committee Member for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Cicerone Examiner and most recently the Technical Editor of “American Sour Beers” published by the Brewers Association. We are very glad to have Jennifer now call the Auburn Alehouse her home and be part of our brewing team. She will also be implementing and overseeing our quality control and assurance processes, as we continue to increase our production for the future.