Earlier today, DogFish Head Craft Brewery announced the addition of world renowned engineering and brewing expert, Floris Delée, to its team as the Delaware brewery’s new Brewmaster.
“We are really proud to have Floris joining us as Brewmaster here at Dogfish Head,” explains Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione, “like a well-balanced beer, Floris brings the perfect blend of technical prowess and passion for creativity to our off-centered world.“
In addition to having a degree in Biochemical Engineering and a minor in waste water engineering from the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Floris boasts a multi-continental brewing career including leading the design and engineering department at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Since January 2009, Floris’ engineering company Kathinka: Brewers, Process Engineers & Consultants, has been consulting Dogfish Head on numerous technical projects and operations. Floris spearheaded the installation of the brewery’s new 600-barrel outside fermentation cellar, the new Handtmann CIP system, and the Braumat process control system.
Despite believing he’d never return to working at a single brewery again, Floris was drawn to Dogfish, “taking on the Brewmaster role at Dogfish is intellectually intriguing because every aspect of brewing ‘off-centered ales for off-centered people’ is energizing and exciting,” explains Floris, “even for a Belgian there seems a never ending quest for innovation and experimenting at Dogfish, that is exciting, something I look forward to being part of.“