Customer of the Month – Douglas Thiel

Douglas Thiel


How long have you been brewing? Since March 2006.

What is your favorite beer style to make? English styles are my preference- tend to go more with ESB and Ordinary Bitters

Are you a member of any brew clubs or organizations? I’m a member of the Rock Hoppers Brew Club.

Describe your brewing system or equipment. Brew system is a two-tier with converted kegs for kettles. all gravity fed. The stand is made of strut. Did it all myself. 

What piece of equipment has made the most difference in your beer? The piece of equipment that has made the most difference in my beer is definitely a water filter for removing chlorine.

Have you won any competitions or awards? The most notable award I’ve won would be a Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Pro-am category for a Barleywine that I brewed with Denver Beer Company. I’ve also won numerous awards at various local homebrew competitions since I started brewing. 

Do you have any other hobbies or special interests? My other hobbies include backpacking, hiking, and photography.