Re-Engineering Beer

Re-Engineering Beer

On 7/15/2012, Dave Hershey did a wonderful job of summarizing the enjoyment most engineers would get from brewing beer (even though he omitted the part about designing, building and testing the brewing system – details about Key Tech’s custom brewing system coming in a future Blog). Dave also mentioned the Key Tech brewers won “Best of Show” in a local craft brew competition (Maryland Micro-Brew Festival) which entitled the Key Tech brewers to compete this year at a national level in a Pro-Am competition (GABF, in Denver, Colorado).

While we didn’t win any awards at the GABF, the event inspired us to take beer brewing to a new level and if successful, we hope to be eligible to compete at the GABF in 2013 – stay tuned!

 

Keith Lipford

Keith Lipford

Keith is a co-founder of Key Tech. He has extensive experience in the design, testing, and manufacturing oversight of heavy machinery, steel structures, hydraulic & electrical systems, and instrumentation & control systems. One of his passions is brewing craft beer with creative ingredients and specialty malts (as seen in the picture), and he was instrumental in the creation of the Key Tech Brew Crew, which has created numerous award winning beers through BJCP sanctioned events.

As Key Tech’s QA Manager, he has successfully developed and maintained Key Tech’s ISO 9001 and 13485 certification. He received an AA in Architectural Technology from the Anne Arundel Community College before completing his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Maryland.
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