Beer is simple. Four main ingredients make up its consistency. Grain, hops, yeast, and water. Yet, we know it is more complicated than that. You know it as well. Hundreds of types of grain and hops. Different blends, cultures, and strains of yeast. Water profiles from all over the world. Combine all these elements in different ratios and proportions and well…
Beer is not as simple as we originally thought.
The German immigrants into Milwaukee, WI perfected their style of lager. Bringing over generations of brewing knowledge to this city. Without them, who knows where American beer could have gotten its inspiration from? Could we have possibly even come across something as delicious as Urban Harvest Brewing Company?
The Cork Screw IPA took the complexity of beer a bit further than their forefathers. Combining grape musk and cabernet oak spirals into this Nelson Sauvin hopped brew. Further muddling the fine lines defined by the German settlers.
Beer is America. It hard to not realize that through our travels. America is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, people, and flavors. Because of this, we have taken bits and pieces of old world beer styles, be it German, Belgian, English, or Japanese and combined them into what we call American Beer as it stands today.
This realization is all the more prevalent and transparent at Mob Craft Brewery. They have taken the American Dream we talked about yesterday and passed it on to their guests.
What is your idea to perpetuate American Beer culture? Could it be something crazy like a Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Gose? Or something as simple as a SMaSH IPA? We have combined wine notes and beer at our previous location. How about we combine Spirits and Beer? Namely, Scotch for their Barrel Aged Clan MacDougall Scotch Ale.
These brew mashups and ideas had to come from somewhere. They came from people like yourself. Mob Craft Brewery realized this. This is their platform they stand on. Let the people submit ideas, vote, and ultimately decide on what they brew next. If beer is America so is Democratic beer.