Clearwater, FL – Big Storm Brewing Company is pleased to announce that Joel Moore has been promoted to Head Brewer of all brewing operations. Joel joined Big Storm in December of 2015 and spent much of the year focused on research and development at Big Storm’s Odessa location. Joel is responsible for some of Big Storm’s more popular offerings in the taprooms like the Merchant Porter, the Belgian Quad and Quintuple and the Palm Bender Gulf Coast IPA.
Joel began his career in 2005 at a brewpub in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Working in the brewpub afforded him the opportunity to learn how to brew a wide range of styles and cultivated a love of Belgian-style and sour ales. In 2011, Joel left the brewpub to pursue a formal brewing education. Joel received his diploma in Brewing Technology from the prestigious Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and the Doemens World Brewing Academy in Munich, Germany. After completing his education, he moved to Salt Lake City for a position of Head Brewer at Bohemian Brewery and focused on continental European-style lagers.
“This past year has been amazing at Big Storm, so has becoming immersed in the craft beer culture of Florida. I look forward to leading our talented team of brewers in developing phenomenal craft beer and maintaining our standards of quality.” said Moore. Mike Bishop, founder of Big Storm Brewing, is delighted Joel will be taking the helm of the brewing team, “Joel’s passion and comprehensive knowledge of craft beer makes him a natural fit to lead Big Storm’s development and brewing lines.”
About Big Storm Brewing Co
Founded in 2012, Big Storm Brewing Co. was created to fill a void in the Tampa Bay local craft beer market approachable beer, made with spirit, authenticity and quality that everyone could enjoy. From the quintessential beer nerd to the everyday beer drinker, Big Storm beers have earned the reputation for being exceptionally drinkable. Best known for their signature brands Arcus IPA, Wavemaker Amber Ale, Helicity Pilsner and Oats In Hose Oatmeal Stout, Big Storm is a true craft pioneer using locally sourced ingredients like wild flower honey to lend a subtle sweetness for a clean finish in its IPA. This award-winning brand is named after the common summer storms along the Gulf Coast of Florida. In early 2016 Big Storm opened their landmark 16,000 SF production brewery and taproom in Clearwater, FL and expanded the original taproom and brewery in Odessa, FL to 8,000 SF. Big Storm Brewing Co. is one to watch, producing beer that is artisanal, complex and catering to craft beer enthusiasts and regular beer drinkers alike. For more information, visit the website at www.bigstormbrewery.com
2016 Florida Beer Championships – Professional Competition
- Best In Show Champion – Oktoberfest Märzen Lager
- Gold Medal – Oktoberfest Märzen Lager
- Silver Medal – Category 1 Belgian Single
- Bronze Medal – Helicity Pilsner