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Chris Collins

Head Brewer

Chris “Grist the scientist” Collins runs the lab, filters the beer, brews some brew, and enjoys drinks with the crew.  He really likes his yeast. They are his beer babies and microbe gathering buddies. Yeasts are vitamins to Grist the Scientist. Chris found his love for brewer’s yeast as a college student. He is proud to have graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Bachelors of Science: Microbiology program and to educate a lucky MNSU intern on beer science.  He currently is furthering his beer studies through the American Brewers Guild, Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program and serving as Jacob’s apprentice brewer. He plays Dungeons and Dragons, visits Omaha every other weekend, and loves maillard reactions. Make sure to come in and say “Hi” to Chris!