About Glen Sprouse
Glen Sprouse is an engineer, brewer, and sales/business development executive in Roswell, GA formerly with Siemens Industry, Inc. and has done extensive independent consulting and small system integration work in the food and beverage industry. Since graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Glen has done engineering design and product development, been a plant and project engineer, sold automation products and solutions, and provided application engineering support at the corporate level. He has developed job descriptions and business plans for new industrial sales and management positions at the National Account Level and then successfully hired for or occupied those positions.
Glen temporarily left the process automation world in 1995 to earn his Master Brewer’s certification at the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program then offered at UC Davis, later to become the American Brewers Guild. He then helped write and pass Georgia’s brewpub legislation and funded, designed, built, and operated a successful craft brewing business in a 350-seat brewpub in Atlanta, GA. He extensively used a brewery process automation system that he designed and built to improve product quality and consistency to levels beyond what was achievable in the craft brewing industry then. His automation system was a feature of several process automation industry articles, case studies and manufacturers’ marketing collateral over the next four years.
His brewing ventures have earned him numerous regional awards for his European style lagers and Belgian style ales including a worldwide rating of 7th for his Seven Sisters Münchner lager, 9th for his Bavarian Hefeweizen, and 8th for his Me262 Maibock on the worldwide beer rating on RateBeer.com in 2006 through 2008.
Glen has designed, automated, and supervised many new brewery installations throughout the U.S. over the last 15 years including a brewery at the Kansas City Station Casino in Kansas City, MO, Santa Fe Brewing Company in Cancun, Mexico, Thunder Canyon Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ and Glasscock Brewing Company in McAllen, TX. He has designed and built controls and automation solutions for Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing, and Coors as well as numerous craft breweries nationwide (Stone Brewing, Red Hook, Ballast Point, Left Hand, Pyramid Brewing, Gordon Biersch, and others). He has also provided consulting services in beer formulation and recipe design, brewery chemical and sanitation processes, production optimization, and draught beer dispensing system design through his company Brewery Development and Automation, LLC.