Head Brewer - Zach Guilmette

The Brewhouse

Chama River is proud of its 5 barrel brewhouse and all of its capability. Our two kettle system serves us very well as our brewers produce in the neighborhood of 1,000-1,200 barrels each and every year. Each kettle serves double duty: Mash Tun/Lauter Tun and Boil Kettle/Whirlpool Kettle. Our brewers rely on eight fermenters, six 10 barrel fermenters and two 5 barrel fermenters, to get things really rolling. In the cold room, the brewers keep busy with their ten 10 barrel bright/server tanks and eight 5 barrel bright/server tanks. The grain silo seen from the parking lot is fully functional and delivers 2-row malted barley to our brewers. For more information about the brewery, feel free to speak with any of our staff.

 

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL® AWARDS

 




Gold - Baltic Style Porter - 2010 - "3 Dog Night"
Gold - Pro-AM Competition - 2009 - “Herbal Joe's Columbarillo IPA”
Gold - American Style Rye Ale – 2004 – “Rye On”
Gold - German Style Kölsch – 2003 – “Atomic Blonde”




Silver - Traditional German Style Bock – 2002 – “Get Off My Bock”









 

Bronze - Oatmeal Stout - 2009 - “Sleeping Dog Stout”
Bronze - Kellerbier/Zwickelbier - 2008 - "Zwickel"







WORLD BEER CUP® AWARDS

 

Silver - Baltic Style Porter - 2010 - "3 Dog Night"
Silver - Oatmeal Stout - 2008 - "Sleeping Dog Oatmeal Stout"
Silver - Baltic Style Porter - 2008 - "3 Dog Night"
Silver - Barley Wine Style Ale - 2006 – “2005 Barley Wine”
Silver - Rye Ale or Lager - 2004 – “Rye On”
Silver - German Style Bock - 2002 – “Get Off My Bock”





Bronze - American Style Amber Lager - 2002 – “Red Dragon Lager”