Building Aeronaut: Our mobile beer dispenser

As many new breweries are wont to do, we at Aeronaut have taken a page from the homebrewing world and incorporated it into our brewery. I’m talking about a movable draft fridge that had its beginnings as a sort of kegerator (or ‘keezer’ as they are sometimes called). Back when we were prototyping around 12 recipes […]

Make your own beer line cleaner!

As a brewery with a taproom, we have lots of draft lines and they need to stay clean for the beer to taste right. We have spent some time putting together a simple line cleaning system and we figured we’d share our efforts for the homebrewers among you who are wishing to maintain a similar […]

A collaborative Somerville maple beer

As maple season draws to a close, Aeronaut has teamed up with Groundwork Somerville to make a hyper-local beer using maple sap! We have been tapping trees for a few years now, and are very excited to have a beer to share with our community. A few years ago, we started tapping trees in our […]

The Aeronaut Team: Mark

This is the second post in a five-part series on the people who make up Aeronaut Brewing Company. Here, we introduce the quirky characters who envisioned this brewery and urban farmhouse, and are now making it a reality. Chemists make great…brewers! As a PhD with a long career in chemistry R&D, I’m living the dream as […]

They grow up so fast

A couple posts ago, we shared some up-close and personal images of yeast cells that we’d been culturing. We’re happy to say that the whole culturing process has been continuing in earnest since then and we are now experimenting with some cool new homebrews with those very strains! Those hardcore homebrewers amongst you will probably […]

Seasonal beers, indeed!

Yesterday, we had another day of prototype brewing on the ol’ farmstead. After a very cold and snowy morning, it occurred to us that we’d been homebrewing out there since the summer and really got to experience the seasons. We hope it comes through in the flavor!

Wild fermentations

When you are working with interesting hand-gathered ingredients, you might get some ride-alongs. At least that’s what happened in a secondary fermentation involving some wild local fruits that we gathered. We ended up with a really nice, if unwelcome, pellicle on this homebrew prototype recipe. This sucker was so eager to get into the beer, […]

Single-Barrel Homebrew Prototype #001

After unboxing and a successful water-only test brew, Mike, Dan and Ronn are pleased to have completed TBD’s first prototype homebrew on our brand new single-barrel pilot system. TBD has its own wort! And in a few weeks, we’ll have our first taste of TBD beer: a session IPA, which will be fermented with two different […]