Cold Spring Brewing Employee Spotlight – Mat Eischens

The process control supervisor plays a crucial role when it comes to crafting our tasty brews. It requires overseeing plant operations for reverse osmosis (RO) water production, performing daily checks for our refrigerant system, ensuring proper water treatment of our cooling towers and a host of other technical responsibilities that all work to ensure a high-quality product from facility to fridge.

Lucky for us, we have just the man for the job.

Mat Eischens has been with Cold Spring Brewing Company for the past 14 years. A Cold Spring, Richmond-area native, Mat first became interested in our up-and-coming brewhouse happenings back in September 2006 – jumping at the chance to apply for one of our fast-paced positions.

“When I first applied to the brewery, they had been growing fast and had plenty of job openings,” explained Mat. “Also, at the time, energy drinks had just started to become very popular and with the brewery producing them, I thought it would be a great opportunity to break into a trending market.”

As process control supervisor, Mat oversees multiple brewhouse operations for our Plant A and Plant B facilities.

“My day-to-day consists of overseeing operations for the water treatment of our cooling towers, ensuring proper RO water production, helping out with the daily rounds for our refrigerant system, inspecting our pasteurizer and boiler room operations, and assisting with daily checks on our treatment plants,” said Mat. “My role is mainly to make sure that everything is functioning properly – after all, no one thinks about water until there is none!”

When asked about the most interesting aspect of working in the brewing industry, Mat said that he enjoys seeing how it is evolving and looks forward to seeing where it will go.

“I like working in the high speed environment of a brewery,” expressed Mat. “I also enjoy seeing how the industry is constantly adapting depending on new market trends.”

When Mat isn’t busy at the brewhouse, he enjoys hunting, ice fishing, golfing, watching racing and hanging out with his wife Lori and their kids Landon and Maya. Cheers to you and thank you for all you do, Mat!

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