Odyssey Beerwerks has named Jeff Griffith as its new director of brewery operations. Griffith comes to Odyssey with more than 13 years of professional brewing experience, most recently as head brewer of FATE Brewing in Boulder.
During his tenure at FATE, Griffith helped open the 10-bbl brewpub in 2013 and developed the beer portfolio into what it is today. Awards for Griffith’s beers include GABF Gold in 2014 in the German-Style Kölsch category and numerous state and North American medals.
Griffith began his professional brewing career at Golden City Brewing in 2005 after homebrewing for more than 10 years. His use of unique ingredients and techniques produces innovative yet easily drinkable beers.
Griffith will continue to brew Odyssey’s well-known flagships Ghost Drifter Pale Ale, Heliocentric Hefeweizen, Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter and Palm Tree Caribbean Lager, and looks to expand seasonal offerings to include barrel-aged sours and other, more eclectic barrel-aged beers. He is excited to brew for a full production brewery — Odyssey cans and distributes five core beers plus rotating seasonals — and develop new and interesting recipes while fine-tuning the flagship beers.
“We look forward to all of the fun and creative beers that Jeff is going to brew, as well as applying his experience and expertise to refining our core lineup and beer production schedule,” said Chris Hill, owner of Odyssey Beerwerks.