On Saturday, July 20 Scott Perlot, partner at Mispillion River Brewery in Milford, came home with three awards from the Delaware State Fair. The 3rd annual Battle of the Brews Home Brew Contest, presented by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, hosted local breweries from across the state of Delaware and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
With close to 100 entries, Battle of the Brew judges chose Scott’s Citra Rye Ale recipe as 1st place in the light hybrid class and 2nd place in Best In Show. Perlot’s Blackbird Porter also took 2nd in the Irish Ale, Scottish Ale and Porters category.
Perlot has been brewing his own beer for five years and is part of the Mispillion River Brewery team that will create new, unique local brews for the Greater Milford Area and beyond.
Currently finishing the drains for the brewing tanks, Mispillion River Brewing hopes to open at the end of October in the Milford Business Park on Airport Road. The proposed fifteen-barrel system will create 465 gallons per batch as the company will brew several beers at once.
Mispillion River Brewery will be serving beer at the facility which will house a 600 square foot tasting and tap room. The focus upon opening will be tasting room sales and distribution of kegs to local restaurants and pubs. After successful, the company will look into the next phase which includes a packaging line of either cans or bottles of Mispillion River Brewing craft beer. Partners of Mispillion River Brewery include Don and Marti Brooks, Scott and Tammy Perlot and Eric and Megan Williams.