Mispillion River Brewing (MRB) officially opened their doors, at 255 Mullet Road, on Friday, November 15, serving between 300 and 400 individuals from their ribbon cutting ceremony held at 3pm to their first closing time at 9pm. Partners of Mispillion Don and Marti Brooks, Scott and Tammy Perlot and Eric and Megan Williams are excited to see the future of Milford’s first brewery.
Mispillion River Brewing was born from the love of craft brewing, art in its purest form and MRB desires to continue this art form by brewing the finest craft beer. In 2011, Co-Founder, Eric Williams, told his wife and Co-Founder, “Megan, I am going to open a craft brewery in Milford!” After 2 years of planning, brewing, tasting, traveling the country and assembling a team of partners, the business is now open, serving the entry level craft drinker, beer connoisseur, craft beer drinker and craft brewery enthusiast.
“Leading up to the opening, it was overwhelming, it was emotional to have so many people turn out and support us,” commented Eric Williams. “We saw a lot of new faces and many people who have supported us from the beginning. It is nice to have the support from not only beer enthusiasts but the City of Milford and people in the community.”
On tap for the opening was a spectrum of craft beer including Pale Wheat, Scottish Gruit, Saison, Brown Ale, Stout, Sweet Potato Pie Ale, IPS and Double IPA. One MRB draft beer specifically has already been a favorite among Mispillion River fans. The Greenway IPA, served by the pint, is marked by very high hopping rate and use of water with high mineral content resulting in a crisp, dry beer. Golden in color, this beer has a huge hop flavor and bitterness, utilizing Cascade, Nugget and Columbus hops.
Brewmaster Jared Barnes is excited to challenge himself in search of new, unusual brews that will make MRB distinct in the local craft beer market. The brewery plans to serve several beers that will stay on tap throughout the year while creating new brews every few week.
“It is nice to have people in here to enjoy our brews. For the opening I wanted to showcase variations of styles I have not really played with before,” commented Barnes. “We will have our go to beers but also will be featuring new brews every several weeks. The next round of beers are going to be sort of off-the-wall.”
Currently using a one barrel system to brew their beer, Mispillion River Brewing is in the construction phase of their 15 barrel system, which will have them running at full capacity. Launching an indiegogo campaign, MRB is aking individuals to make contributions to help with final construction costs, estimated at $10,000. For their generosity, donors will be presented with a myriad of MRD promotions from Mispillion River Brewing apparel to growlers. Larger donors will even have the opportunity to have their own engraved bar stool, which will always guarantee them a seat, or the dedication of a brand new fermenter and the opportunity to design and brew a beer recipe with brew master Jaren Barnes. Information about the indiegogo campaign can be found online at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mispillion-river-brewing.
Moving forward, Mispillion River Brewing will begin to sell their brews on tap at their location as well as several local pubs and restaurants. Bottling or canning their brews for distribution may also be in the future of the young company as they gain experience in the craft brew market. Mispillion River Brewery is currently open on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 9pm at 255 Mullet Road off Airport Road. More information on MRB can be found online at http://mispillionriverbrewing.com, on Facebook or by calling 302-4916623.