GoodLife-Team-136Brewmaster and Co-owner Curt Plants began brewing just like many brewers, in his garage. After years of 10 gallon batches he was convinced that brewing was the career for him. So, Curt enrolled at the Seibel Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s most respected brewing curriculum. He completed the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology and then moved on to complete the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Associates in Brewing Technology at Siebel Institute of Technology. He then set out to complete the World Brewing Academy (WBA) International Diploma in Brewing Technology; an International diploma program conducted at the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany.

To accompany his technical brewing training, Curt then began brewing as a lead brewer for Rogue Ales & Spirits in Newport Oregon, one of this nation’s most respected breweries lead by legendary Brew-Master John Maier. John is the master behind such ales as Brutal IPA, Alaskan Amber from his previous years, and over 30 award winning recipes. While working with John, Curt was able to perfect his brewing skills and recipes.

During the planning stage for GoodLife Brewing, Curt helped custom design the 30 barrel brew system that we use to make our great beer. With an oversized lauter-tun, brew kettle, and whirlpool, Curt is able to create beer recipes that have large amounts of hop aroma and a great balance. A signature of his brewing style.