Name: Mother Earth Brewing Company
Location: Kinston, NC
Available in DC Market: No
What You Need to Know: Mother Earth Brewing is one of many fine craft breweries in North Carolina. Relatively young, having been started in 2008, Mother Earth combines the down-home feel of the south with a mind toward sustainability and an attitude inspired by class rock and roll. They have 10 different beers in their portfolio in cans, bottles, and drafts.
Beer #1: Double Wit Blackberry (Witbier)
Beer Advocate: N/A
Rate Beer: N/A
Notes: This beer isn’t in Mother Earth’s normal portfolio, according to their website. But a little bit of research (thanks @udragmarotta and @JoshBrewer!) reveals that the Double Wit Blackberry is indeed a double-strength witbier. 20 bbls (40 kegs) of this beer were brewed. This beer was brewed with 90 pounds of blackberries as well as some honey. After fermentation, the Double Wit Blackberry was aged in pinot noir barrels. My guess is that the fruit and the wine barrel aging will add some acid to the beer that is not normally found in witbier. Should be an interesting take on the style!
Beer #2: Sisters of the Moon (IPA / 6.9% ABV)
Beer Advocate: 85 (90 reviews)
Rate Beer: 86 overall, 62 style (100 ratings)
Notes:A huge citrusy hop note comes out of this IPA, which uses a hopback stuffed full of hop cones (Saaz, Centennial, and Amarillo) to pack even more hop flavor into the beer. One of a bunch of IPAs that’ll be at SAVOR this year, go ahead and give it a sip when you inevitably stop by to try the Double Wit Blackberry.
Mother Earth Brewing uses all kinds of sustainable practices at the brewery in an effort to be environmentally responsible. Recyclable insulation, tankless water heaters, and a solar array on top of the brewery all help with that mission. If you’re into environmental sustainability (and even if you’re not!), stop by and say hi to the friendly Mother Earth team.
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