Woohoo!! I finally got to brew up a batch of beer again! I’ve been on a brewing hiatus for quite a few months now due to injury from my other hobby, cycling. One day after finishing the Bike Across Kansas, I took a major spill on my bicycle resulting in a broken bone in my elbow and a pretty severe AC separation in my shoulder. After reconstructive surgery and months of physical therapy, I finally got the go ahead for riding my bike and brewing beer again.

It was about dang time!!

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Olivia Milde (English Mild)

Olivia Milde in all her glory!
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Brew Bros Hops and Sprockets Totally Biased Homebrew Competition 2019.

Holy Cow. What a mouthful (that’s what she said)!

March 12th and 16th was the first annual Totally Biased Homebrew Competition where we don’t care about style guidelines, only that the beer tastes good. For being just our first year, it was a real success! Overall, there were 31 beers entered and it was not an easy task objectively scoring the beers when there were so many great ones to choose from.

Luckily, we had a really great group of people to help bring everything together!

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2018 Great American Beer Festival

Between two bearded dudes, two Lindseys, four sessions at the GABF, 800+ breweries and 4,000+ beers, this year was one for the record books. One night in Fort Collins and three nights in Denver for the festival. More beer to drink than one could possibly imagine and enough fun to last a very long time.

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Hello fellow home brewers and craft beer lovers!


My name is Matt McRoberts and Ornate Brewing Co is the name of my home brewing setup.

Ornate Brewing has been through many different versions, upgrades and even names, but is finally getting dialed in to where it needs to be. Although the upgrades are pretty much endless, the larger upgrades have been completed and the smaller upgrades have been scheduled. Read More