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Mysterium Verum

Casks of delicious beerMysterium Verum. Latin translation- Real Mystery. Our translation- where our creativity is only confined by the staves of barrels and Mother Nature. What started as an experiment with 4 used wine barrels and 8 tiny used bourbon barrels has expanded into a dynamic program of beers maturing in a cellar 130 barrels strong and growing. This diverse family of sublime ales consists of beers aging in wine, port, and bourbon barrels. The Kraken, Highlander, Devil's Share, Empire, Morgul Ale, and Volume XV are beers that begin their lives as one of our year-round or seasonal offerings. We divert a portion of these into barrels to be re-born after a sometimes lengthy gestation. In addition to these barrel aged beers, we have more ales that undergo a secondary fermentation in wood. Beers such as Imperium, Benedictum, Codex Triplex, and Scots Gone Wild are the first releases from the wild side of the MV family. We utilize wild yeasts, some of them indigenous to the brewery, and bacteria to produce acidity and complex flavors in these rare and unique beers. We will continue to make these beers as we look forward to introducing many more in the future. The Mysterium Verum line is currently draft only and production is quite limited. These creations are not so much a mystery to be solved but experienced. Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for updates and availability. Dum cerevisiam est spes est!



Our fourth wild ale is our first with a fruit component. Benedictum was inspired by the brown ales of Flanders. The primary fermentation was accomplished by our house ale yeast. The beer was then racked to barrels and inoculated with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria to finish the job. Toffee notes are balanced by fruitiness and a pronounced acidity. Tart cherries add a further layer of complexity to this very drinkable sour ale.

Born of the same brew, we proudly introduce Devil’s Backbone’s wild twin, WT3F?!. Even though it is forged from the same tripel wort, WT3F?! is a completely different beer. Instead of fermentation with our house Belgian strain, WT3F?! was fermented with a strain of Brettanomyces bruxellensis isolated from the microflora of a Belgian Lambic brewery. The uniqueness of this strain, and the nature of 100% Brettanomyces fermentation, are the reasons that WT3F?! is not as funky as one might expect. WT3F?! is more complex and finishes a bit drier than our Devil’s Backbone. WT3F?! can be enjoyed by itself, but it is also a great compliment to food, pairing especially well with a variety of cheeses. Take a walk on the wild side with WT3F?!!

The Kraken, Highlander, Scots Gone Wild, Imperium, Shipwrecked, The Devil's Share, Empire, Vol. 13, Vol. 14, Vol. 15, Wild Kilt, Nunyah, Numnah, Whiskey Richard's Porter, Exciter, Oud Bruin.