It’s 10:52am in Spicewood, Texas.
Curt Webber, one of the trio of founders of Solid Rock Brewing and resident brewer is busy stirring the hot liquids inside of an imposing mash tun, while his partners-in-beer bustle about, all working on their respective steps in the process.
I find a dry spot among the loft where Stephen “Beaker” McCarthy is hard at work with the grains, an indispensable step in the magic that is beer creation.
Tuesday is Brew Day at Solid Rock Brewing and even though the men haven’t stopped for lunch yet, the building smells of rich malts and all manner of beer goodness. Swiftly and with purpose the three brew artists work to concoct another large batch of their tasty beers. Steve “Jonesy” Jones is cleaning and preparing the various stages of the day’s production.
If there was ever a time to throw yourself into the craft beer scene — this is it.