From the moment the water started boiling in the pot on the stove during my first attempt at home brewing, I knew instantly brewing was what I wanted to do with my life. While adding hops to the brewpot, ideas for my own brewery seeped into my brain as the swirl of steam enveloped the kitchen. Could I really create a brewery that would reflect my weird mix of arty creativity and an analytical engineering brain, my passion for Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, my unwavering commitment to quality, process design, and experimentation?
It’s been almost 10 years since that day and I am thrilled that Merrimack Ales is now a reality. Each and every batch starts out with a hypothesis of what ingredients and techniques might work well together to create a unique and pleasing taste. We leverage the traditions of small batch craft brewing and then we tweak, we adjust, we calibrate and, of course, we taste. Located just a mile from the famed Merrimack River in Lowell Massachusetts, our 6,000 square foot facility is now home to my dreams and to some of your new favorite brews!
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