Bruce Peterson and John Kowalski of Longview Physical & Sports Therapy continue to prove that their brewing skills should be taken seriously.
The pair recently garnered three golds and a silver among their beer entries at the Cowlitz County Fair in a competition sponsored by Ashtown Brewing.
“We won firsts for our Vienna Lager, which is a malty lager, and our Biere de Garde, a French take on a saison, known for a complex malt flavor and dry finish,” Kowalski said.
The pair’s third gold was a unique 100% Brett IPA (Imperial Pale Ale). “It’s by far the rarest IPA made,” Kowalski said. “It uses brettanomyces, which differs from other yeast strands. It’s most often used in the making of sours and is feared by most brewers due to the risk of infecting other beers.”
Kowalski and Peterson received a second-place ribbon for their imperial stout. They are currently brewing in 10-gallon batches and have recently shifted towards an emphasis on more malty beers.
If you’re a beer fan and happen to run into John and Bruce at Pacific Surgical Institute, ask them what’s on tap. You never know; they might offer a taste.