Aaron McClain

Aaron McClain

Founder, Proprietor, Brewmaster

Crafty Bastard Brewery
My current passion or focus:

Opening our west Knoxville location/production facility and our sour barrel program

Past lives:

I was a high school math teacher at Austin-East High School 

Hobbies:

Wine making, cycling, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Why I brew/distill:

It is a perfect blend of math, chemistry, and art that really engages both sides of my brain.

Why I teach at BDC:

Because I love teaching others about the things I am passionate about. I love seeing students brains fire up when they realize something as basic as water can have such a defining impact on the quality, taste and characteristic of any beer style.

Favorite brewing/distilled related topic:

Water chemistry

Degrees/Certifications:

BS Education, Licensed Math Teacher

Awards:

Voted “Best Brewery in Knoxville” in Mercury reader’s poll 2016 and Blank reader’s poll 2017-2018.

Topics

Raw Material: Water

RAW MATERIALS

Raw Material: Water
Recipe Design

RAW MATERIALS

Recipe Design