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entropy Brewed by the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Mystic entropy Brewed by the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, Massachusetts

A Mystic Brewery original, Entropy defies categorization. A true high-gravity creation, Entropy is fermented in four stages with four different yeast strains. First, Mystic’s house trappist strain brings out earthiness and dark fruit, which is then amplified and rounded by a French white wine yeast. Then follows a six month fermentation with sherry yeast to bring out a smooth and complex character, developing toasted nut and cherry flavors. Entropy then gets polished with an English barleywine yeast — adding yet one more layer of rich flavor and completing the fermentation. We expect Entropy can be aged for over 20 years and will change pleasantly as it continues to mature, developing new characteristics over the years.

Whatever you may call it, a barley port, imperial Belgian, a triplequadruple, or a 'Boston Cognac', Entropy is a rare epicurean experience that pairs beautifully with rich vanilla-based deserts.

Mystic Entropy Brewed by the Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Malts: 2-row pale, oat malt, chocolate malt, crystal malt, melanoidin, roasted barley and black patent
Hops: Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Goldings
Other: Munson's cocoa powder added to the boil and Munson's cocoa nibs added to the fermenter.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Poured from bottle to pint glass the beer arrives a rich deep brown with a nice 1.5 finger khaki colored head, nice retention and lacing. The nose is rich and powerful: milk chocolate,cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, nice. More approachable than expected. The flavor is more of the same. Likely the richest beer I've ever had! The roast and chocolate blend terrifically with a gentle sweetness and mild bitterness. Creamy and smooth the beer finishes with a lingering milk chocolate flavor. Wee carbonated, very nice. Overall, this is a serious treat! Very enjoyable!

 Adam is a certified BJCP beer judge and award-wining homebrewerMystic Brewery wins big at the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship

How Mystic Brewery Got Started
For thousands upon thousands of years, the brewing process began with a simple porridge of cereal grains that would be strained and cooled in sacred vats exposed to the open air. Seemingly secretly touched by the divine, the liquid would come to life, bubbling and burbling and filling the air with fantastic aromas. It was as if the liquid were transformed by the divine into a glorious and life-sustaining beverage. In the old world, food, drink, and even water were made safe, wholesome, and worthy of celebration by these mystic fermentations.

Then came the machine age. The wild and unpredictable world came under control through the ever driving force of industry. Over time, the varied and spectacular beers were whittled into one beer: the most minimal beer. One beer made with one grain and fermented with one microbe for one kind of drinker. This once lovely, living beverage was diluted, filtered, and pasteurized for nothing more than the bottom line.
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But now an amazing thing is happening. At the turn of the century the US looked to one of the last places still making beer the old way, Belgium. In Belgium complexity, flavor and wild fermentations continued to be practiced.

After years of fermenting microbes at work and beers at home, we took a road trip through Belgium for our honeymoon. There we discovered that not just the beers were different but the attitude and approach to brewing were far different from even what the great new American craft brewers were doing. There was also this dog in Brugge laying lazily in a window over the canals who said to us …well he just stared at us wondering why Americans would honeymoon in damp old Belgium. We knew then that we had to revive the old brewing traditions back in Boston and let the old mystic spirits loose again.
Nicole from Mystic Brewery Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, Massachusetts

At Mystic Brewery we aren’t afraid of no stinking microbes (quite literally). Our way is to brew new beers in the old tradition. Our way is to make living beer. Our way is to build Boston’s brewing tradition into one of legend. And we are doing it the New England way: with hard work, perseverance, and meticulous dedication to craftsmanship.
Mystic Brewery
174 Williams St.
Chelsea, Massachusetts, 02150
Phone: (617) 800-9023



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