I have partnered with a long-time friend to jump into the craft-beer business. This blog is dedicated to highlighting our journey from onset to fruition and possibly beyond. In this, the eighth edition – @massbrewbros, (im)perfection, and decision time.
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I look forward to sharing some samples of our newest recipe hitting bottles on 1/28. It’s a pale with a dynamic hop profile that is hypnotically balanced by a pale malt bill that makes this recipe a standout. Having said that, in home brewing, making mistake are unavoidable. Over the years, I have learned techniques to limit the majority of these deviations from the anticipated statistical yield. However, the occasional batch may end up a shade or two darker than anticipated. For example, our freshest batch of Melbury as an APA has an SRM that fell a bit off target. Versus home brewing, in a controlled environment such as a commercial brewery, these variations are fewer yet still present. Regardless, I am fully confident that those who taste this iteration of Melbury will be blown away by the flavor. We will let you be the judge.
With that, we are closer than ever to our first commercial batch. While the tentative plan all along has been to start with the red ale (WeyLey), if the reviews for the pale are overwhelming the discussion could change. The reality of the timeline is this, we will need to make this decision within the next couple of weeks.
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