A pilot project that brews beer from scratch and takes advantage of a newly developed brewing technology has created a new gig economy in the pilot program, but the process takes a bit longer than it might initially appear.
The process involves the brewer working with a small group of beer enthusiasts who share the same interests.
The brewers, or “teachers,” share the beer brewed and share a recipe.
They then put the finished product into barrels to age and serve at home.
The project, called Brewmasters, is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and aims to make the brewing process a lot more efficient and cost-effective.
“This is a way for people to take their own interests and make it work for them,” said Scott Davenport, Brewmasters co-founder and chief executive officer.
The brewer also helps out with the cost of materials and equipment for the brewers and is responsible for maintaining the brewery.
“Brewmasters is a pilot program in which brewers are learning how to make their own beer,” Daventon said.
“The students are taking classes to help them make their ideas work for themselves.”
Brewmasters has a three-year, $50 million contract with the DOE, which will pay for the program.
It’s one of the first projects funded by DOE to work with a commercial brewery.
The program is funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed in 2009.
The program is being funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the U, of the Department of Commerce and the National Institutes of Health.
Davenport said the brewing industry is still in its infancy.
For example, some brewers are using old brewing equipment, and they’re not quite ready to be commercial brewers, he said.
The craft brewers are looking at brewing their own products.
“We’re looking at the first batch in a few months, but we’re really just starting to figure it out,” Davon said.
The pilot project is also being funded by a program that supports small businesses, which provides funding to small businesses.
Davon expects to begin brewing by the end of the year.