Mysterium, our Belgian Spiced Ale (spiced with Cardamom, Grains of Paradise and Chamomile), is hitting retailer shelves as I type this. Check the link out for a little more detail here . It will be in Maryland this week, and should be in Northern Virginia and DC by the end of May.
Mysterium makes a damn good summer drinking beer. It has a strong spiced nose, but finishes surprisingly refreshing considering the flavor pop from the spices. And, I am happy to announce that this beer will be available all year round. So, find some and enjoy!
ps – Today will be end of the 1st round of tasting for our H.E.R.O. contest. It has been a pretty cool time, and we have had fun tasting so many good beers. Our goal is to narrow it down to 10 beers going into the 2nd round, which has been surprisingly tough. Every brewer who entered should be proud, there were some tasty beers!
Today, our lives turn upside down as we begin a project that will have us toiling away for many hours, many days, and a few weeks. It will push us to the limits of human endurance. Maybe even break a few of us along the way.
Don’t pity us. We chose this life. We volunteered and now we must make the ultimate sacrifice by… tasting all of the entries for this year’s H.E.R.O. Homebrew Competition! Yes, it is a savage task, tasting and judging hundreds of amazing homebrews from around the state. But it’s got to be done. For the good of mankind.
So while you’re at your “normal” job today, safe from the dangers of too much delicious homebrew, find a quiet moment, look toward Abingdon, and whisper, “Thank you, DuClaw Brewing Company”. Because we do all of this for you.
Seriously, though, thank you to all of the homebrewers that entered this year’s H.E.R.O. competition. The deadline for entry has come and gone and now we begin the truly difficult task of narrowing down the field to find this year’s winner. Check back here for updates on our progress soon. The judging has begun!
Oh, and we heard the whispers. You’re welcome ;)