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Entering My Barrel Age

Entering My Barrel Age

Barrels Left to Explore I have filled and emptied hundreds of barrels over the course of my career in craft beer. I know the process and I can repeat it.  At Elder Piper, I’m not trying to repeat barrel-aged beers I’ve already made. We are trying to make barrel-aged...

Interview with The Brewer

Interview with The Brewer

I sat down with Trace, Co-founder and Head Brewer at Elder Piper, to talk about his brewing style and some of his favorite recipes. I also learned what style of beer he'll brew first to break in the Elder Piper brewhouse.The Spark of Interest What started your...

Apple Foragers

Apple Foragers

Forager in The Apple Forest Our orchard and cider production are works in progress. We are not Farmers. Sometimes, I have grand notions that I will bring our orchard back to health using biodynamic practice, plant more trees in neat rows, and cut back more of the...

Modern Fermented Beverages

Modern Fermented Beverages

As I drove to Northern Michigan from Asheville, I reflected on the change in direction our lives were taking. What was wrong with our life in Asheville that we needed to pack up and move? Why Northern Michigan, and why try to start a brewery in Eeva's hometown? How...

Who is Elder Piper?

Who is Elder Piper?

After a decade in the craft beer industry, my husband and I started writing our business plan for this brewery during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020. We had always talked about opening a brewery since we started homebrewing in college, but the uncertainty of the world...