Ohio Brewery News
Friday Six Pack with Rose Nguyen, The Tiffin Brewery
Every Friday, we ask an Ohio craft brewery owner or employee to answer six questions about their path to the brewing industry, what sets their brewery apart and their thoughts on craft beer in Ohio.
Today we’ll chat with Rose Nguyen, owner and head brewer at The Tiffin Brewery in Tiffin.
What made you decide to get into the craft brewing industry?
It’s family tradition. My father became brewmaster at Saigon Beer Company in the ’80s and was retired from there as CEO. He planned and commissioned the biggest brewery in South East Asia at the time. He is a legend over there, has been helping open numbers of breweries.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in brewing?
Passion, passion and passion! It’s not passion of drinking beer. It’s passion of creating excellent and consistent brews. Have some basic knowledge of chemistry and physics. Pay attention to details. NEVER STOP LEARNING!
Which of your beers do your customers enjoy the most and why?
- Bavarian Diamond (hefeweizen) – very authentic and true to style.
- Juicy Deuce (Belgian juicy IPA) – like no other juicy IPA on the market
- Your Dad’s Saigon Lager (Vietnamese Lager) – my father’s recipe, very easy drinking and refreshing. A creation my father made it the best seller in Vietnam.
- Your Dad’s ESB (English Pale Ale) – rare on the market and very true to style. Award winning brew (silver medal at Ohio Brewers Cup 2020 – no gold awarded)
- Your Dad’s Saigon Porter (Smoked Porter) – another award winning brew (silver medal at Ohio Brewers Cup 2020). Well balanced and rich in flavor. This is my most favorite one to brew and sip too.
What should a craft beer fan expect when visiting your brewery for the first time?
All of our brews follow German Purity Law. Every brew is true to style with excellent quality. Visiting our brewery, you will find a very laid-back environment, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Besides your own, what Ohio craft breweries impress you the most and why?
To be honest, I don’t get to get out much. I love dark brews from Yellow Springs Brewery as my friend brings back gifts from time to time.
Where do you think craft beer is headed? What do you think craft beer will look like five years from now?
I think craft brewing is moving toward more traditional styles. The age of 10 IPAs on a 12 tap list is almost over. I would love to go to a brewery and enjoy different styles of beer.