Brewer Galen Smith of Lonerider Brewing Company - Biography

Raleigh, NC

December 2013

Having opened all the way back in 2009, Lonerider Brewing is practically a grandfather among the prodigious craft brew progeny that have exploded in North Carolina over the last few years, months, days, hours, minutes.... Brewer Galen Smith brews beers with complexity and depth of flavor and yet from his crisp hefeweizen—with the characteristic banana end-note—to his maple-y marisotter, malt-forward True Britt ESB, the brews are delightfully easy-drinking. Smith’s most complex beer is the American-style brown ale Sweet Josie, which requires four different types of malt to produce its fruity-chocolate bar flavor, a profile that the award winning beer is know for.