One thing you’ll notice when you try our beers is that they have a relatively unique naming system. All of our beers (currently, and with the exception of our one-off batches) have a 3 letter name along with a version number. As we’re a new brewery, and some of our beers are being brewed for the first time, the temp appearance of the name and the version number reflect that our beers do change from batch to batch. We’re still working toward the final incarnations of the beer, and we aren’t going to give them a final name until we feel that we’ve reached our final target. Once the recipe and process is finalized, we’ll name our beers (though we’ll probably still reference the old 3 letter names so folks know where they came from).
The numbering system is derived from software development, with rules around the versioning of the beers. Here’s a quick guide to how that works:
- The initial digit reflects recipe number. E.g. 1.0 and 2.0 have significantly different recipe changes such as a change in yeast or other significant ingredient
- The second digit reflects variance within a recipe. E.g. 1.0 and 1.1 have the same ingredients, but may have slight changes in timing or amounts used
- Beers appear sequentially, though sometimes recipe numbers may appear return to earlier versions. E.g. the sequence 1.2, 2.0, 1.3 means after our 3rd batch of recipe 1 we switched to recipe 2 for one batch, then back to recipe 1 for the 4th batch
- We use “programmer” counting, where a list of items starts at 0, and not 1. E.g. 1.0 is the first version, 1.1 is the second, and 1.2 is the third. Logical, but a bit confusing.
That’s the quick primer on our naming system. Now you can drink our beers with the knowledge of which version you’re enjoying, and have an insight into our byzantine processes.