At their first-ever World Beer Cup International Competition, Mispillion River Brewing (MRB) won a silver medal for their Beach Bum Joe, a Belgian Pale Ale. In November 13, 2013 MRB partners Don and Marti Brooks, Scott and Tammy Perlot and Eric and Megan Williams opened Milford’s first brewery. A successful first six months, Mispillion River Brewing has introduced over 70 craft beers to the local community.
With 55 other entries in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category of the World Beer Cup International Competition, Mispillion River Brewing staffers were ecstatic with their win in Denver, CO at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in April.
“We are honored and humbled by winning this award having only been in business for five months,” said Eric Williams, President of Mispillion River Brewing. “Being judged by our customers is always appreciated, but being honored by our peers is a privilege.”
Founded in 1996 by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup International Competition celebrates “the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement,” as stated on the World Beer Cup website. “Every two years, a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 91 categories with gold, silver, and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as ‘The Olympics of Beer Competition,’ is the most prestigious beer competition in the world.”
Mispillion River Brewing entered four beers into the World Beer Cup, but brewmaster, Jared Barnes’, recipe for Beach Bum Joe won everyone over.
“This award is a testament to the caliber of our Master Brewer Jared Barnes,” stated Williams. “We had the equipment and made the company, but Jared deserves all the recognition for this beer.”
Using the highest quality ingredients and striving for the best customer service in the industry, Mispillion River Brewing has seen major success in the short time they have been in business. The brewery opened in November 2013 and is open for tours, tastings, pints, and growler fills Thursdays through Sundays. Located at 255 Mullet Run in Milford, Mispillion River Brewing is currently looking to expand their production as they add additional fermentation tanks to the brewery. Serving their beer at local restaurants and bars, MRB is currently working with an artist and local canning company in hopes to create a line of canned beer that is expected to be available in stores this summer. For more information on the brewery and their beer, individuals are encouraged to visit www.mispillionriverbrewing.com.