To decide on the lineup for our 2015 Brewhouse Rarities, our brewmaster Matt Brophy and his team had to narrow down 45 beer concepts to just eight.
And there was just a little pressure from the rest of us. Why? Because they were all of our ideas.
Each summer, our entire brewery congregates atop a historic overlook in the Catoctin Mountain Range and teams of our staff — from production to accounting to sales and marketing — pitch ideas for the next year’s Brewhouse Rarities.
And once the beers are picked, each team is responsible for everything involved in that beers release, from sourcing ingredients to planning launch events outside of the brewery.
Next year’s teams have some work to do for:
Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout
Earl Grey Black Wheat
Sriracha Pale Ale
Juniper White IPA
India Pale Lager
Spiced Pear Ale
Smoked Belgian Stout
And new next year is that each beer will be available on draft AND in 6-packs. Look for the first to be on tap and on shelves in the mid-Atlantic by January 1.