Meet Brewmaster Dennis Holland
Brewmaster Dennis Holland was born in California and has lived in14 states, from Alaska to Florida. Dennis lived in Portland, OR in the 80s and enjoyed the fresh flavor of craft beer.
He went to the Siebel Institute of Technology in 1990 and started his career in brewing. His first stop was as head brewer at Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, OH.
He has been with 5 start up breweries since creating award winning brews in a variety of styles. Though he is known as a hop lover, he has won more awards for his malty ales and lagers.
Overall, it’s all about fresh beer and the best way to get that is on draft.
Here’s an excerpt from “Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country” by Ryan Newhouse.
“One of Holland’s claims to fame, other than the countless medals he has earned as a brewer, is developing an iconic beer for the Great Lakes Brewing Company called Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. This porter is often cited by the Beer Judge Certification (BJCP) as the most stylistically correct representative of a porter within the porter category. In 1991, it won its first gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Today, the Great Lake Brewing Company brews over 11,300 barrels of Edmond Fitzgerald Porter every year.”
From “Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country” by Ryan Newhouse.