Unconventional Artist: Sally Taylor

Written By McKenna Dowdle

November 03, 2020

From established local breweries to up-and-coming hop shops, Lubbock has quickly become West Texas’ destination for craft beer. As a city that prides itself on its thriving music and arts scene, beer comes naturally. For Minnesota transplant and The Brewery LBK brewmaster Sally Taylor, creating the perfect brew is a true art in itself.

We recently sat down with Sally to get her insight on being one of the “Hub City’s” many celebrated unconventional artists.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
I’ve always been a foodie, a cocktail adventurer and a big pop culture fan.  It just seemed natural to meld all those things into ideas for beer as well as our unique canned & bottled cocktails.  

Tell us about your craft. 
As the brewer at The Brewery LBK, making beer is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, but it’s also the most rewarding. There’s great satisfaction in making other people happy through something I’ve created.  

What’s an unknown about your work?  
I experiment a lot with flavors, especially with our Small Batch Saturday releases. I am never sure how that will be received.  

Describe Lubbock’s art scene vibe compared to other places you’ve been. 
We have a very vibrant art scene with world-class artists, but the vibe here is laid back and unpretentious. Our First Friday Art Trail is an amazing mix of artists, musicians, foodies, families and beer nerds – and we’re all just here to have a great time with each other and enjoy the experience.  

How can visitors see/taste your work?
Stop by The Brewery LBK!  I try to release something new every week. If you’re not in the mood for beer, we have a full bar, make custom canned and bottled cocktails, and brew our own hard lemonades and seltzers.

Recently recognized as one of the top 15 brewpubs in America by USA Today, The Brewery LBK is making its mark on not only the regional but the national craft brew scene, with a big part of that success due to Sally’s unique and artistic approach to crafting the perfect brew. 


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