About GAEL

About GAEL

GAEL Brewing Company

GAEL Brewing History

GAËL (gal) noun: A Gaelic-speaking Celt of Scotland, Ireland, or the Isle of Man. An Irish-American Microbrewery located in Geneva, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. GAËL Brewing Company® was born when George Adams was inspired by his love for craft beer. George Adams, the owner and head brewer is an accomplished homebrewer with many years of experience, during which he has won awards at major statewide brewing contests. In a past life he was also an engineer with 20 years of large scale engineering experience in Central New York. GAËL Brewing Company® uses the finest ingredients, both near and far, to produce high quality, fresh, craft beer. Our focus is producing beers reminiscent of the "ould sod" yet incorporating influences and styles from America and around the world. GAËL Brewing Company® was constructed in 2014-2015 and opened June 24, 2015. Come visit us at: Coaster Front 4180 State Route 14 Geneva, NY 14456 Coaster Back You will find GAËL Brewing Company® on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail next to the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. View Larger Map 4180 State Route 14 Geneva, NY 14456 315-220-0190 info@gaelbrewing.com Copyright © 2017 GAËL Brewing Company®. All rights reserved.
GAEL Brewing Company

GAEL Brewhouse

The brewhouse is a 15 barrel fully manual system from Specific Mechanical Systems in Victoria, BC. On the right side is the combination vessel. On the bottom is the Hot Liquor Tank or Hot Water Heater. It is where the water is initially heated to start the brewing process. On top is the Mash/Lautertun, where the hot water from the Hot Liquor Tank is combined with the crushed grains to create the Beer Mash. The left side houses the Brewkettle. It is steam jacketed and it s where the beer wort is boiled. Hop and other additions are made in the brew kettle. The beer is boiled from 60-90 minutes depending on the recipe. After the boiling is done, the beer is sent through a heat exchanger to a fermenter where the yeast is added to the beer wort.