Cheers to Beer!

Saturday, Sept. 22nd: 3 - 4 pm Festival Tent
Included with Admission

From the ancient Egyptians, who first documented the brewing process on scrolls, through times when brewing was seen as a domestic art performed by women and closely tied to the land, turning the harvest into drink is a perfect, true example of “farm to table.”

In the early years of her marriage, Martha Jefferson brewed 15-gallon batches of small beer nearly every two weeks at Monticello. Jefferson, who referred to beer as “table liquor,” sought to apply the principles of science to brewing and made use of locally available ingredients.

In this engaging multi-media presentation, journey through the rich history of some of the world’s most popular beer styles with Rob Mullin, award-winning brewer and production manager at Three Notch’d Brewery. Mullin will share historical brewing techniques and origin stories of beer from local agriculture and terrain.

Following the presentation, guests will (of course!) enjoy sampling a selection of contemporary beer reflective of the styles discussed.

Rob Mullin

Production Manager, Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Rob Mullin

A recent addition to the Three Notch’d team, Rob Mullin was born in Munich, Germany – a proud descendant of a long line of moonshiners, bootleggers and speakeasy owners.  A political campaign manager in a former life, D.C. burnout and a chance encounter with a home-brew starter kit changed his life forever.

Under the tutelage of John Mallet (Bell’s Brewing) and Ron Barchet (Victory Brewing), Mullin began his new life as a craft brewer bouncing from Virginia to Manhattan to the Tap Rock Restaurant and Brewery in New Jersey. In 2002, he left the East Coast to become head brewer at Grand Teton Brewing Co. Here, he shifted the company’s focus from traditional ale to more hop-forward styles associated with the region.

Rising to C.O.O at Grand Teton, Mullin also served as vice president of Idaho’s Brewers Guild. He has received four World Beer Cup medals, 13 Great American Beer Festival medals and 26 North American Beer Awards medals. He currently serves as production manager for Three Notch’d Brewing Company, working closely with the team in overseeing and streamlining the brewery.