To steal a quote from Greg Koch, founder of Stone Brewing Co., "this beer from Speciation is an awesome example of why the craft brewing industry is so awesome right now." When pressed further, Koch says "because things like Speciation can exist. Even just a few years ago, no one would have bought this. Today, thankfully, people have wised up a little bit as populists. They're like, 'wait a minute - that crazy thing that one guy is doing at that one place all by himself, it's kind of delicious.' So that's why it's awesome." It is pretty cool that one year in, Mitch, that guy by himself in that place he makes beer in, is getting the attention of not only locals and other craft beer friends, but some of the biggest and most influential presences in the industry. This, all while bottling, label, corking, and wire capping each and every bottle by hand - a far cry from Greg's multiple state of the art breweries across the world.
Mitch is connecting with people. He's doing so by creating beautiful and innovative beer, exploring terroir, and filling a gap for sour beer lovers in a state dominated by Founders and Bell's. Speciation has found itself rated amongst the top breweries in the world on Untappd for months and it's clear this success isn't going to stop. They're expanding production, exploring new concepts and ideas, and playing more with oak in the coming months. Speciation is only getting started and Mitch is riding his forklift into the next level. It's a great time to be alive for craft beer fans, Speciation is a shining example of why.