Certified Cicerone to Sustainable Brewmaster
Lincoln’s Matt Stinchfield has been brewing beer for more than 18 years. As Nebraska’s first certified cicerone (a designation for those with significant knowledge and professional skills in beer sales and service), he’s also been judging beer for the last nine. Matt’s beer career is about to come full circle when he opens his own brewery, Ploughshare Brewing Company.
Matt’s beers are carefully constructed. He approaches beer making with the heart and soul of an artist, carefully mixing his palette of hops, herbs and water to create futuristic infusions built on classic European styles. Lincoln’s unique terroir makes the city an excellent place to brew beer, he said.
“Our water is already like Edinburgh’s, Munich’s and the abbeys of Belgium. The mineral content is analogous to those areas. That’s a great place to start,” Matt said.
Ploughshare will brew seven styles in its regular rotation: Robbers Pils (a pre-Prohibition pilsner), Weathervane (a Belgian-style witbier), Tailgate Red (an Irish red ale), Buckboard Bitter (an extra special bitter dry-hopped with English hops), Pecheron (an American-style IPA), Farm Boy (a cream ale) and Smithy (an oatmeal stout). The brewery will also feature several seasonal beers—including … Read More