JR Redmon

Head Brewer

Beer has always fascinated me, but not in the way you would initially think. Experiencing Lexington while attending the University of Kentucky helped build my appreciation for intellectual conversations with likeminded people. This would be the very foundation that led me to observe such conversations over craft beer. Coming into my Junior year, I started to go to these local breweries in Lexington and try new and exciting things; it was the initial Lexington craft beer boom at the time after all. The thing that I thought was bringing me there, ended up being the thing I was drinking. Studying engineering and then agriculture throughout college, had my mind pondering the science behind beer. Since this was the beginning of what I would call “my craft beer era” and then Lexington’s, I repeatedly was asked to start a brewery of my own. I think they had noticed my beginnings of curiosity about the industry. So, I started homebrewing as one who truly loves beer, does. From plastic to glass to bathtubs, and then ultimately stainless steel; I started my journey of exploring fermentation. I never felt like it was a hobby or a job to me. Homebrewing became my life for over the next six years. Working tirelessly to create beer recipes and construct my very own in-house laboratory, I was simultaneously working in the automotive industry as an industrial engineer. Being able to travel and live in Germany to work and then also learning about lean manufacturing processes in the real world helped me define my very principles I follow in brewing today. I joined the Blue Stallion Brewing team in March of 2021. I am ushering in a new Blue Stallion that I think the people will truly enjoy. Brining classic German ales and lagers as well as IPAs and sours. Please come by the taproom and say hello. If you’re looking to talk the science behind beer or just want to chat, don’t hesitate!

JR Redmon