It’s an exciting time for growing craft brewers. Once homebrewers with a dream, they’re now making that a reality and those who can overcome the startup and expansion issues are reaping the reward. Take Mother Road Brewing Co. for example: The brewery is set to open its Brew House on Nov. 17 to celebrate its third anniversary. The brewery is inviting the public to participate in the brewing – stir the Mash, add some hops, turn a valve – of its Anniversary beer. The recipe changes each year and this year’s iteration is set to be an Imperial Stout with loads of dark malt notes, roast and espresso.
The brew day will be followed by a potlockin the Tap Room where guests are encouraged to come and celebrate with special beer tappings, including a keg of Second Anniversary, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale.
This year’s Anniversary bottles will be released in mid-December: 750 hand-signed wax-dipped bottles will be produced and will be available for purchase at the Tap Room.
Founded in 2011 by husband and wife, Michael and Alissa Marquess, the English-style brewhouse focuses on making well-balanced hand-crafted ales on their 15bbl system including their gold-medal winning Roadside American Pale Ale and Lost Highway Black IPA.