Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough broke the mold when it debuted a year ago with its seasonal-only craft beer lineup. And don’t expect anything less in the second year.
Founder and head brewer Erik Lars Myers plans to offer Mystery beer in seven-ounce bottles sold in four-packs later this year.
The miniature bottle is a rarity in the craft beer industry, where 22-ounce bombers and champagne bottles typically showcase a brewery’s special offerings. But the smaller size makes more sense for Mystery, which offers four different “flagship” beers each season.
Myers envisions offering four-packs of one beer and mixed packs with one of each seasonal beer, essentially a take-home tasting flight.
“This is going to sound funny as a brewery owner, but I don’t drink that much,” Myers explained last week as the brewery celebrated its one-year anniversary. “Twenty-two (ounce bottles) are really easy, but that’s a lot of beer. Sometimes when I’m sitting down and drinking a beer, I don’t want a ton of it.
“To me it’s about variety and that fits our model really well,” he continued.
Read more about Mystery Brewing's first year and plans for the second in this week's Pintful column.