Our story spans generations.
Generations of scientists who tirelessly sought to understand the complex nature of taste, smell, and microbiology. With this inspiration in mind, we work tirelessly to pursue our passion of merging traditional brewing with new techniques and flavor profiles to craft incredible beer.
We pursue what’s different, undiscovered and unequaled.
Ology Brewing Co. was created out of, well… genetics. Yeah, that doesn’t sound very romantic, but the reality is true. Head Brewer and Founder of Ology, Nick Walker, was raised in a family of researchers and scientists who found their home in Tallahassee, FL at Florida State University in the 1950's.
You could say that Ology’s history really started with Nick’s grandfather, Lloyd Beidler, a prominent researcher at Florida State University’s psychobiology department, who forged discoveries into the science of how we experience taste. During his years, Beidler conducted experiments and made incredible discoveries, including the effects of Miracle Fruit, which, if ingested before eating something sour, would make the flavor in your mouth taste sweet.
And if you didn’t think science was cool already, Nick’s father, Jim Walker, also studied olfaction -- the study of smell. His research looked into how smell affects us psychologically.
Then, enter Nick Walker, who graduated with a B.S. in biology and worked as a nurse at a local hospital. He’s loved beer since before he could walk, and uses his incessant thirst for knowledge to study beer history and travel to learn from the most notable craft brewers.
So, combine generations of research in the fields of taste, smell and biology and you have the perfect concoction for Ology Brewing Co.
Nick Walker, Head Brewer & Founder