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Steve and amanda braun

Steve Braun, PhD is an environmental scientist, educator, brewer and naturalist. He is the founder of Old Growth Ales, Director of Aprovecho Center for Research and Education in Sustainability and provides leadership in Oregon’s robust environmental education movement. He has been brewing for over 15 years.


Amanda Braun is a western herbalist and certified nutritional therapist. She is trained in plant spirit medicine and traditional western herbalism. She has been preserving food, making medicine and practicing homesteading skills for years.


Old Growth Ales crafts botanic ales with organic, ethically traded or wild-harvested ingredients from the Cascadia bioregion. We use unique sugar sources in our ferments including cane, honey, seeds and fruit. These unique and traditional ales are adapted from Old World recipes passed down from alchemists, brewers and herbalists. We carry on lineages creating seasonal health tonics, including ales, wines, ciders, meads and gruits.