Inland Wharf Brewing Co. was founded by Commander Robert Durant when he retired from the Navy following 22 years of service. Robert has been a home brewer since he was in college during the early 90’s, and although he never got past extract brewing due to multiple deployments and moves during his Naval Service, he was able to explore and experience the wonders of beer throughout the world. During his world travels, Roberts beer experiences range from UK expats home brewing the most unpleasant non-hopped beer in Kuwait to visiting the world renowned brewery U Fleků, which is the only brewery in Central Europe that has been brewing continuously for over 500 years.
In 2014, Robert expanded his brewing science foundation by attending the American Brewers Guilds “Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering” course that lasted 22 weeks including a week of residency at Drop In Brewery in Middlebury Vermont. Lacking practical brewery experience, Robert used the knowledge gained from ABG and set up a nano-brewery in his garage. Investing in a 15 gallon pilot system he has been developing recipes, brewing beer and formulating SOP’s (military speak for "Standard Operating Procedures") that will be utilized in the new Inland Wharf Brewery.