“Our mission is to create a cornucopia of high-quality, small-batch, rustic ales for the discriminating consumer, to test the boundaries of creativity and style… In short, to make outstanding beer.”
Mystery Brewing uses fresh, high-quality ingredients and a steady hand at the kettle. They also aim to use the power of the internet, social media, and networking, being an “internet brewpub” where visitors can sidle up to the brewmaster and ask a question.
Their name comes from the original definition of “mystery”: “art and craft of a trade.” Brewers were among the first organized trade groups. Evidence of a guild of brewers as early as the 12th century in London refers to “the Master, Keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery or Art of Brewers of the City of London.” So “Mystery” is a tribute, and a recognition that there is just as much art to brewing as there is science, and it’s a gentle reminder that to move forward and create a truly excellent future, sometimes you have to look at the past.
Founder Erik Lars Myers is also the author of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, published in 2012.
Visit Mystery Brewing online at www.mysterybrewing.com.