About

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My brewery logo — design by Raven Amos. The skull on the left is that of Spinops, the first dinosaur that I named as senior author.

My name is Andy Farke, and I am a homebrewer.

I got my start brewing wine and beer with my dad, way back when I was much younger. After a minor hiatus in the hobby during college and much of graduate school, I picked it up again back in the fall of 2006, with some grad school friends. My solo brewing career began in 2008, and I haven’t looked back since!

My brewing philosophy is simple: Make excellent beer that I am proud to share with my friends and family. At the same time, I am always pushing myself to improve my brewing fundamentals and expand my recipe horizons. It has been a fun ride so far!

In addition to being a homebrewer, I’m a paleontologist. I greatly enjoy the opportunities to mix these hobbies–this is exemplified by the banner for this blog, which features a rendition of the oldest hop leaf yet known. It lived around 67 million years ago, during the time of the last dinosaurs. Many of my batches are inspired by my own paleontological research and that of my friends and colleagues. Beer is an excellent mode through which to show how amazing and interconnected life in the past is with brewing in the present!

Enjoying a beer with two of "my" dinosaurs--Aquilops (inspiration for one of my stout recipes) and Spinops. Image by Ethan Kocak.

Enjoying a beer with two of “my” dinosaurs–Aquilops (inspiration for one of my stout recipes) and Spinops. Image by Ethan Kocak. Learn more about the backstory on Ethan’s work here.

You can follow my adventures on Twitter (@andyfarke) and also via my Facebook page (Farke Brewing).

Want to contact me? The form below will send an email, and I’ll get back in touch as soon as I can!

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