Why drink Geist beer
Geist beer isn’t just a combination of ingredients. That glass of golden goodness that you hold is the end result of experienced beer brewing skills combined with fanatic attention to detail and quality.
The logic is simple – you need to know good beer before you can make it. Our collective beer tasting and brewing experience from across the world empowers us with the knowledge and passion required to produce craft beer for our fellow countrymen and women.
We’re also selfish. At the end of the day, we love being able to sit down and drink a glass or two (or three) of good beer, and we do everything in our power to make that happen. We hate watered-down, sub-standard beer more than anything else in this world! From the first test batches brewed in 2005 in our little basement setup to the stuff that we brew today in our 10,000 sq. ft factory – our world domination weapon of choice has always been good beer. We test our beer on ourselves (hic!), our friends and our families before making it available to you – if that’s not QA we don’t know what is!
Cracking the source code
Awesome beer needs awesome ingredients like malt, hops, yeast and water. While that sounds simple enough, we don’t buy this stuff from the neighbourhood kirana store. Malts and yeast are two aspects of beer brewing that contribute heavily to taste, aroma and fullness. That’s why we pay special attention to where we source these from.
All our malts come from international artisanal maltsters who are as passionate about their products are we are about our beer. They use heritage malting techniques like leaving the water-soaked grain on their malt house floor to dry and repeatedly turning them over with a shovel during the germination process, as opposed to large-scale machine-manufactured malts.
Did you know that we are one of the few breweries of our size to have a full-fledged yeast laboratory? Yeast has a huge influence on taste, and having the right kind of yeast for beer is the difference between good beer and great beer. We have over 24 mother culture strains of yeast that we propagate with a generous dose of science and care.