Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to New Main Brewing


 If you're reading this post, then I've invited you to follow New Main Brewing's journey pretty much from the beginning. We are a husband and wife homebrewing team in Arlington, Texas cranking out some fine homebrewed ales. We have been brewing for 2 years now, and our method is now Brew In A Bag (BIAB) all-grain. We mostly brew ales, but we have the capability to brew small batch lagers and pilsners (we just don't like them as much). 

 We started as many homebrewers do: my wife bought me a starter kit from Midwest for my birthday two years ago. That first brew will always be special to us, but I'll be the first to admit, it was not great. Since that first amber, we've brewed porters, hefeweizen, IPA, double IPA, wit, a nice winter warmer, and a few stouts. It has been a learning process, but we feel like we have the recipes and process down now. Our favorite styles tend to be the big, malty, dark beers. I think our favorite so far was a clone of Left Hand Milk Stout that we aptly named "Back-Hand CompliMilk Stout." 

 We decided to start up this blog to help us keep our results straight after each batch and to share our story with anyone who wants to know a little more about what we do. We've enjoyed sharing our homebrew with our friends and family over the past few years, but we think the time has come to test our mettle against some of the other local homebrewers. The great thing about the homebrewing community is that even though we may be competing against one another, we're always eager to share what we've made with other brewers. 

Our first competition is a bragging-rights-only festival that Deep Ellum Brewing Company throws every year called Labor of Love. We will be entering 3 beers, and we will be serving one or two of them at the festival on August 31. If y'all can make it out, we'd love for you to try our beer! Here's Deep Ellum's website if you'd like to find out more about it. 

  We are currently working on a logo design to put on some coasters or stickers to hand out at the festival for y'all to remember us by, so stay tuned for the big unveiling. Until then, we'll post a few times to let everyone know what we're doing and brewing. Thank you for reading! 

David & Amanda 
New Main Brewing

Today's Main Break: Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. May yours ever be full of New Main!

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