In February, in a post titled: Of Re-Starts, Starts-Ups and Endings, I wrote about start-up North Mountain Brewing and the passing of Portland's Iconic Don Younger. I also wrote that "craft beer can be about redemption" in reference to a brewery that had to change locations shortly after establishing itself and had a period of inconsistent beer quality.
At that time, Old World Brewing was a gas connection shy of resuming brewing operations.
Old World's move into the hardscrabble neighborhood of 25th Avenue and Van Buren is somewhat metaphorical of its Rock and Roll existence. It's hard enough to get a brewery up and running, tougher still to move so shortly after you get up and running. It seemed to be a move into a good deal of unknown.
We can all debate the circumstances of the move and reports of some lactic character migrating into the Wit and the Red in the latter days of the Deer Valley days, but craft beer can be about redemption too. Last weeks beers were clean and flavorful. I'm going to give them a clean slate and well wishes. Craft beer in the Estrella neighborhood certainly would be an indicator that Phoenix is ready for a cultural change.The beer that was on the market in February was still beer contract brewed from Flagstaff's Mogollon Brewing. It was a indication that there might be a change in some of the inconsistent beers that I had had in the past. Still, it was not beer brewed by Matt Mercer in their brewhouse. I had cleaned the slate and I was ready to try them out again. I stopped by the brewhouse yesterday to follow-up.
|Brewery Open. Taproom Closed.|
The sign's comic sans serif font. That's going to take awhile to forgive.