Join us in Hillsborough on Wednesday, February 29th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm for the Official Grand Unveiling of Mystery Brewing Company, as they open the doors and show off, for the first time, the Triangle's newest functioning brewery, showcasing with full effect their first four craft beers. Rejoice, enjoy, and help them celebrate with pints, food, live music, brewery tours, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
What’s so Mysterious? It’s a bit of a throwback. “Mystery” in its original definition meant the “art and craft of a trade.” Our mission is to create a cornucopia of high quality, small batch, rustic ales for the discriminating consumer, and to test the boundaries of creativity and style. In short, to make outstanding beer. How do we plan to do it? It involves using fresh, high quality ingredients and a steady hand at the kettle. Brewers were among the first organized trade groups. There is evidence of a guild of brewers as early as the 12th century. So, it’s a tribute. It’s recognition that there is just as much art to brewing as there is science. It’s a gentle reminder that to move forward and create a truly excellent future, sometimes you have to look at the past. But, that’s just half of it. The other half of it is right here. The power of the internet, social media, and networking. Think of this as your own internet brewpub where you can sidle up next to the brewmaster and ask a question because you can.
The opening line up:
Gentlemen's Preference - Blond Ale
A light, easy drinking blonde ale with a touch of sweetness and a touch of hops. Our version is made with Trappist Ale Yeast for an extra little bit of dryness and fruity aroma that makes for a truly refreshing blonde ale. ABV 5.0% IBU 18
Mousqueton - Belgian Style Tripel
A big, bold, Belgian-style Tripel, lots of warm, rich malt flavors infused with the distinctive flavor of Belgian Abbey Ale yeast. ABV 8.5% IBU 18
Queen Anne's Revenge - Carolinian Dark
This beer was designed to be a darker version of an English style IPA, to show off the soft bitterness of traditional English hops but to balance them with the rich chocolate of roasted malt. The name “Carolinian Dark” is a dig at “Cascadian Dark” ales which seem to somehow suggest that either the Pacific Northwest has the only available line on hops, or perhaps that it’s made by elves. ABV 5.9% IBU 50
Six Impossible Things - Chocolate Breakfast Stout
A rich, buttery oatmeal stout with undercurrents of cocoa and coffee. The grain additions in this beer are designed to impart chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes without overt bitterness, creating a smooth, drinkable stout. Aged on Dominican cocoa nibs with locally roasted coffee added in the fermenter. ABV 5.8% IBU 24