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Feb 13, 2018

Allan Hall is the lead distiller at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, a “brewstillery” located in San Antonio that makes handcrafted beer and whiskey.

Beer brewing is applied microbiology utilizing the fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ferment sugars that produce alcohol. Allan talks about the history of brewing and fermentation, the challenges of being an independent craft brewery, the science behind distilling whiskey, beer brewing around the world, and finding his love for science on the big island of Hawaii.

The MicroCase for listeners to solve is about Corky Kettle, a volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center with a soft spot for injured animals, who gets sick after rescuing a fox by the side of the road.


  • Karl Klose, Ph.D. (UTSA)
  • Allan Hall (Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling)

  • Jesus Romo (UTSA)

  • Ariana Detmar (Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling)

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