Beer Buzz Hits the Road: Miskatonic Brewing Company
Something mysterious has arisen nary a mile from the woods of Waterfall Glen. Venture to the bend of a long, winding road and youll discover Miskatonic Brewing Company. Miskatonic pays homage to author H.P. Lovecraft, whose macabre blend of fantasy, horror and science fiction has inspired countless and varied artists over the years including the likes of: Stephen King, Mike Mignola, John Carpenter and Metallica. We were immediately intrigued and decided to pay them a visit.
Turn towards the bar and looming in the background are stacks upon stacks of empty cans waiting for their turn on the line.
After nearly a year of brewing draft only beer, brewery Manager Josh Mowry has dialed in their canning line with wizardly precision allowing Miskatonic to can two tap room favorites, Catch Penny and Wise Fool. Head Brewer John Wyzkiewicz seen here explained their ever evolving Chapter IPA Series.
Often incorporating unique grains as well as some of the rarest hops on the market, each chapter will feature a unique spin on this beloved style. We had a chance to sample Chapter 4, a wheated IPA brewed with Citra and Mandarina hops. Super juicy, with a smooth mouthfeel and a snappy finish, it was tropical delight loaded with aromas and flavors of citrus, guava and passionfruit.
As we bellied up to the cooper clad bar we had a chance to try many of Miskatonics current offerings. Their draft list was quite an amalgamation, displaying both a reverence for classic brewing styles as well as an interest in explore new brewing trends. One particular standout was Angry Mob, an artfully crafted English Mild that was nutty, roasty and highly drinkable. A bit higher in ABV that a true English Mild, its still quite sessionable and a tasty riff on a rarely brewed style. Another delicious brew was Ingenue, a Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale that was spicy yet balanced with lovely floral and citrus notes. A fantastic brew that we hope to see in cans sooner than later. We suggest you stop by Miskatonic, meet the gang and explore their varied line up of brews. Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate, these guys are happy to have a chat while you enjoy their handywork. Let them know what you want to see next in cans. Well be excited to carry it! Beer Buzz for updates on new beer, tastings, sales and more!