Bright Star Brewery with Markus Bruetsch – BeerSmith Podcast #236

by Brad Smith on May 29, 2021 · 0 comments

Markus Bruetsch joins me from Burgandy France to share his experiences opening and operating a small brewery in France.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:22)

  • This week I welcome Markus Bruetsch to the show. Markus is a long time home brewer who moved to France and opened a small brewery. Today he joins us to share his experiences.
  • We start with a short discussion of exactly where his brewery is located and how he started it.
  • He discusses the Craft Brewery industry a bit in France and in Europe in general.
  • We talk about how craft brewing in Europe compares to the US
  • Markus shares a bit of his story – how he started as a homebrewer and eventually moved back to Europe to start his brewery in Burgundy.
  • We discuss what motivated him to start a brewery.
  • He shares some of the challenges he ran into including both government permits as well as substantial renovations which had to take place to complete the brewery.
  • We talk about how large the brewery is and how he operates it.
  • We discuss the styles of beer he is brewing as well as styles that are popular now in France.
  • He tells us a bit about his focus on brewing water and how he handles water adjustments.
  • Markus gives us his closing thoughts.


Thanks to Markus Bruetsch for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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