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Mother's Brewing Company

Mother’s Brewing Company
File:Mother's Brewing Company logo.jpg
Location Springfield, Missouri, Missouri
Opened 2011
Barrels per year 30 US barrels (2011)
Owner(s) Jeff Schrag
Active beers
Name Type
Towhead American Blonde
Three Blind Mice Brown ale
Lil’ Helper India Pale Ale
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Sandi Wheat Unfiltered Wheat
Winter Grind Coffee stout

Mother’s Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery located in Springfield, Missouri. The brewery was founded on June 2, 2010, and opened to the public on May 14, 2011. The beers are currently available in southern and west Missouri, and in Arkansas. Expansion to Kansas City is now underway.

History

Mother’s Brewing Company was founded by Jeff Schrag, a Springfield entrepreneur and publisher.[1] The brewery was built in the former home of a Butternut bread bakery owned by Hostess Brands. The bakery was closed in 2009 when the company faced financial difficulties. The building was one of ten considered by Schrag, and was purchased in 2010.[2] Demolition and renovations were completed by May 2011.[3] The company celebrated with a concert and festival that had over 2,700 in attendance.[4]

The brewery building currently houses all operations for Mother’s. The brewhouse is capable of producing 30 US barrels, or 60 kegs, of beer in a single batch.[5]

The brewery building also includes a bar and events space called the Tasting Room. The Tasting Room is open to the public during limited hours and offers free samples of all the beers on tap. The Tasting Room also sells pints, Growlers, and Mother’s merchandise. The room will also offer tours of the brewery on Saturdays. Tours are scheduled to start in July 2011, and will focus on the sensory experiences of brewing beer.[6][7]

On May 30th, 2012, National Brewer's Association said Mother's was one of 250 craft breweries that opened in 2011, but of them all, Mother's was number one. The association went on to say Mother's had the best launch of any new brewery opening in the past five years.[8]

Current beers

Name Original Release Date Availability Style ABV% IBU
Towhead 00 April 2011 Year Round Towhead combines characteristics of German kölsch beers and American wheat beers. Called an American Blonde, the beer is light-bodied with sweet hints of fruit. The beer finishes with a hop kiss. 5.5 21
Three Blind Mice 00 April 2011 Year Round Inspired by English brown ales, German altbiers, and Irish reds. The beer is medium-bodied with caramel, toffee, and subtle chocolate malt flavors. The beer has moderate hopping and finishes clean and dry. 5.2 24
Lil’ Helper 00 April 2011 Year Round An India Pale Ale that is aggressively hopped with citrus flavors. The beer features malt characterization that balances out the elevated alcohol and hop flavors normally associated with beers of this kind. 7.0 70
Spring Batch 00 Spring 2013 Spring seasonal Spring Batch is Mother’s gateway to a down and dirty love affair with hops. Found when digging for the perfect level of bitter, we vowed to bring this seasonal back each year. Deliciously deep yet balanced by mild malt, this oh-so-drinkable springtime session ale celebrates hops without overdoing the bite. 5.5 58
Sandy Wheat 00 May 2011 Summer seasonal An unfiltered wheat beer with a hoppier flavor. The beer is characterized by citrus and fruity flavors with a grapefruit finish. 4.8 33
Old School 00 Fall 2011 Fall Seasonal Old School Oktoberfest is a traditional amber lager brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Extended aging creates a medium bodied beer with a smooth malty flavor and just the faintest touch of hops. Pull up your lederhosen, raise a stein, Ein Prosit! 5.5 20
Winter Grind 00 Winter 2011-12 Winter Seasonal Sip away the season with Mother’s Winter Grind. We’ve combined the rich goodness of a stout with our cold-brewed espresso blend, roasted for us by our coffee loving neighbors at the Mudhouse. The result is a wintery treat that’ll give coffee and beer lovers a reason to cheer! 6.0 18
Über Pils 00 Mid December - Until it's gone Mother's Others Atlas himself might get a bit wobbly trying to hold up this hefty lager. Mother’s super Czech-style Pilsner is a medium- to full-bodied brew that makes a strong first impression. Under all that muscle lies a soft malt sweetness, balanced by a ton of Saaz hops. Feeling big and mighty? Build your triceps with every last sip. 8.5 58
Imperial Three Blind Mice 00 March 2012 Mother's Others Atlas himself might get a bit wobbly trying to hold up this hefty lager. Mother’s super Czech-style Pilsner is a medium- to full-bodied brew that makes a strong first impression. Under all that muscle lies a soft malt sweetness, balanced by a ton of Saaz hops. Feeling big and mighty? Build your triceps with every last sip. 8.5 58
Mr. Pumpkin 00 September - November Mother's Others Mr. Pumpkin is a mild mannered salesman by day, but a wild card at night. Enjoy out doors on cool fall nights, or when slaving over the stove making that holiday dinner for the in-laws. If pie can be for breakfast, well it certainly should work as beer. Plus you don’t have to worry about mastering your grandmother’s piecrust recipe. Invite Mr. Pumpkin to your next dinner and the conversation will never end. 5.0 10
Foggy Notion 00 Thanksgiving(ish) Mother's Others Not quite English. Not quite American. Foggy Notion is a boozy, 100% Ozarks-born barley wine. Boatloads of malt give this full-bodied beauty a deep-copper color & light brown sugar flavor. Six months of aging nurtures hints of oak & stone fruit, making Foggy Notion perfect for sharing or sipping alone. 10.0 44

Source: Mother’s Brewing Company beers[9]

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