Stephen Shellenberger, the Bostonapothecary, is announcing 2018 as the year of the distillery analysis lab and is committed to bringing 10 years of paper research to life. Equipment partnerships are being established and soon we will have some great educational programming to share with you.
Self education over the last ten years has turned Stephen into a full fledged beverage technologist and highly sought out technical historian amassing the largest collection of advanced technical writings on the topic of distillation with very significant amounts of first time digitized documents.
Current topics studied are advanced pragmatic spirits analysis for small distilleries and the application of modern bio technology practices to small productions. Intense research is being conducted to source the most pragmatic actionable analysis procedures.
Stephen is a beverage generalist capable of comparatively contextualizing products, their sensory evaluation, and production techniques across categories. This allows knowledge from one category to not exist in a bubble, but advance understanding of another.
The machine shop is still producing the bostonapothecary line of pilot plant carbonating equipment with enthusiastic usage around the world.