At Meuse Brewing we want to bridge the gap between our European roots and our Norfolk County home. Our aim is to use traditional brewing practices and partner that with local inspiration to brew our beers. To do so our aim is to source locally as much as possible, from the ingriedients we use in the brewing process to the barrels we age our beer in. Additional adjuncts such and fruits, herbs, and spices that can be used in the brewing of beer we hope to find locally as well.
Our mission is simple: to brew great-tasting, well-balanced beer that we, and everyone else, want to drink.
Reflecting this goal our operation is modest and focused on the beer with attention to quality and respect for tradition.
What we brew
Water, grains, hops, and yeast. The four ingredients in brewing beer. However, there is endless potential within those ingredients. We brew with water pulled from our own spring providing the beautiful base for each beer. Grains and hops are selected specifically for each beer to present a balance between sweet and bitter. Our brewers' yeast is carefully selected and propagated for optimal activity during fermentation and adds its unique character to our beers.
Wait to see what different beers we will have available.
Why the name?
Inspiration for a brewer can be drawn from far and wide. Our geographical beer muse is the coastal lowland region of northwestern Europe. These days this area is made up of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the northern part of France.
A defining characteristic of the area is the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta. The Rhine originates in Switzerland and travels through Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany, France and the Netherlands. Whereas the Meuse and Scheldt rivers originate in France and pass through Belgium and the Netherlands.
Additional fun fact: Other than Meuse Brewing being the easiest to pronounce, the river Meuse also connects the birthplaces of Mischa and Estelle.
Meuse Farm is a farm & market offering fruits, veggies, vegetable plants, herbs, and patio plants. Located south of Scotland on hwy 24.
Norfolk County Roots
Norfolk County is rich in agricultural history and natural heritage. Once our location is fully operational we want to showcase what this area has to offer and provide visitors to chance to reconnect with nature. On display at the brewery you can wander through our Brewer's Garden, filled with native species of wild flowers, fruits, and herbs. The brewery is sheltered by Carolinian forest, giving visitors a quiet oasis away from the daily hustle and bustle. As our brewery grows we plan to work towards showcasing more of our area's natural bounty.
Everyone needs to get away sometimes; to take a break, to clear your mind, to relax. How you enjoy our beer is up to you, whether it is with friends or during quiet evenings in, after a long day at work or during a social weekend day, outside on the patio or inside by the tv, with dinner or with game time snacks. Let us know how you enjoy your Meuse brew with the #WhatsYourMeuse on social media.
Bières de la Meuse
Norfolk County Craft Beer
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