Brewsday Tuesday brewer profile: Tom Conklin of Gordon Biersch
Gordon Biersch (200 Poydras St., 504-552-2739) often gets overlooked by beer enthusiasts because it?s a national chain and it exclusively serves German-style beers. No hoppy IPAs, no experimental recipes, no barrel aging, no intentional bacteria inoculation ? just traditional lagers brewed according to the rules of the Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law of 1516 which permits only four ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, and yeast.
New Orleans, however, retains a bit of its own personality in these strictly dictated beer styles in the form of Gordon Biersch head brewer Tom Conklin.? [ Read more ]
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