Paid Content by Cult Classic Brewery & Taproom – New Brewery on Kent Island

Paid Content by Cult Classic Brewery & Taproom – New Brewery on Kent Island


EXPERTS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS OR SO THE CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY HAS REALLY GROWN ON DELMARVA AND THE BREWERIES OF DOING WELL BECAUSE PEOPLE ENJOY THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF BEER YEAH AND ONE OF THE NEW US BREWERIES AS CULT CLASSIC MURRAY AND TAPROOM ON CAN’T ISLAND BUT EVEN THOUGH IT HASN’T BEEN OPENED VERY LONG DON’T OFFERED ARE NEW TO BEER MAKING IN FACT AS I RECENTLY FOUND OUT DURING A VISIT TO CULT CLASSIC THEY’VE BEEN MASTERING THEIR CRAFT FOR 20 YEARS BROOKS MCNEW IS NO STRANGER DEPENDING ON THE BEER RECIPE AND WE WILL ADD HOPS SEVERAL TIMES DURING AND AFTER THE BOIL AND WHILE HE’S BREWING HIS BROTHER JESSE IS POURING THE COLLABORATION STARTED WHEN AFTER MAKING HOMEBREW THEY OPENED UP A HOMEBREWING SUPPLY SHOP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAY WE RAN THE OVERSHOT FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS AND ALWAYS SAID THAT WE’D LOVE THE VERY SAME DAY THAT SOMEDAY HAPPENED LAST YEAR. FINDING LOCATION WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE HARDEST PARTS OF THE PROCESS WE SPENT A YEAR LOOKING FOR A LOCATION THE SEARCH LED THEM TO CAN’T ISLAND TURNING THIS PLACE INTO A TAPROOM WAS TO WORK THE BUILDING WAS A GROCERY STORE BUT SAT EMPTY FOR ABOUT SEVEN YEARS FOR BROOKS THE BUILDING HAD PLENTY OF SPACE DEBRIS THE RECIPES THAT HAD ALREADY STOOD THE TEST OF TIME IT WASN’T INTENTIONAL AT THE TIME BUT YOU COULD ALMOST LOOKED BACK AT TWENTY YEARS OF RUNNING THE HOMEOWNERS SHOP AS 20 YEARS OF MARKET RESEARCH FOR RUNNING THE BREWERY THE BROTHERS COULDN’T SELL BEER AT THE HOME BREW SHOP BUT THEY GAVE OUT SAMPLES AND RECEIVED CUSTOMER FEEDBACK IN RETURN AND THE FIRST THING I HAD TO DO HERE WAS REALLY SORT OF TRANSLATE THOSE RECIPES. FROM BREWING A SMALL AMOUNTS TO LARGE AMOUNTS OF A LOT OF IT WAS JUST FIGURING OUT DIFFERENCES IN HOW THE EQUIPMENT OPERATED RATHER THAN COMING UP WITH RECIPES FROM SCRATCH CULT CLASSIC BREWERY AND TAPROOM HAS 12 BEERS ON TAP AT ANY TIME RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING SOLD AND HERE’S ON DRAFT WE FEEL GROWLERS WE FEEL CRAWLERS 32 AS CANS THE VARIETY OF BEER RANGES FROM AMERICAN AND INDIAN PALE AILES A STRONG AMERICAN L ENGLISH PORTER STOUT AND RETAIL AND A CLASSIC GERMAN STYLE BEER SUMMERTIME FAVORITE IS A STRAWBERRY BLONDE ALE FOR THAT ONE WENT FROM INSTANTLY INTO LIKE TOP THREE CATEGORIES AND THROUGH BROUGHT IT OUT AND SOON CULT CLASSIC BEER WILL BE MAKING ITS WAY TO OTHER BARS AND RESTAURANTS DISTRIBUTION IS GOING TO START SOON IT WILL BE KEGS AT FIRST SO WE’LL HAVE KEGS GOING OUT TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS FIRST HERE ON AN ISLAND AND THEN WE’LL STRETCH OUT A LITTLE A LITTLE FURTHER IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN JESSE AND BROOKS PLAN TO MAKE SOME UPGRADES TO THE BREWERY INCLUDING MORE FERMENTATION TANKS BUT WOULD THIS LARGE FACILITY THERE’S PLENTY OF ROOM TO GROW THAT GROWTH WILL ALSO INCLUDE CULT CLASSIC BEER FOR DISTRIBUTION AND CANS NEXT YEAR WE SHOULD BE ADDING A CANNING A LINE IT’S A LOT OF EQUIPMENT IT’S VERY VERY SPECIALIZED A LOT OF MOVING PARTS. SO IT TAKES A LOT TO GET A CANNING LINE RUNNING AND TO KEEP IT RUNNING AS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE BROOKS SAYS HE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING OUT SOME SEASONAL BEERS OBVIOUSLY THERE’S AN OCTOBER 1ST COMING OFF. WINTER IS A CHANCE TO PROVE SOME STRONG DARK BEERS AND THEN JUST ABOUT THE TIME YOU’RE GETTING SICK OF THOSE THAT SPRINGTIME AND YOU CAN BRING OUT SOME LIKE LIGHT CITRUSY BEARDS AS FOR THE NAME THE BROTHER SAY IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE CULT CLASSIC CAME FROM OUR LOVE OF MOVIES MY BROTHER AND I WILL OFTENTIMES SPEND ALL DAY TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND JUST MOVIE QUOTES WHICH ANNOYS EVERYONE AROUND US BUT IT’S JUST PART OF HOW WE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER SO WE LOVE TO SHARE OUR MOVIE GEEKY HONEST WITH ALL THEIR CUSTOMERS TO A NEW BREWERY IN A NEW LOCATION WITH WHAT SEEMS LIKE LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES IT’S CLEAR TO SEE A MAINSTREAM FAVORITE AND CAUGHT CLASSIC BARRY SELLS THE BEER AND SEVERAL SERVING SIZE IS FROM A 10 HOUR STRAPPED ALL THE WAY UP TO A 64 OUNCE GROWLER YOU CAN GET SUED TO GO WITH YOUR BEER FROM A FOOD TRACK THAT IS THEIR MOST WEEKENDS AND THE BROTHERS SAY THEY ALSO HAVE A PARTY ROOM IF YOU’D LIKE TO HOST A SPECIAL OCCASION THERE. IT’S PRETTY

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