Jamaica Plain residents Craig Panzer and Luis Espinoza are presently providing neighborhood funding alternatives for his or her new enterprise Roundhead Brewing. However the place the 2 met might be the final place they thought they’d meet their future enterprise accomplice — the JP Youth Soccer fields.
“Our sons joke that we have to body their youth soccer jerseys for the brewery partitions,” joked Panzer, who has lived in JP for 15 years. Espinoza has lived in JP for 10 years.
They count on Roundhead Brewing to open in Hyde Park later this 12 months in August or September. There shall be a 45-seat taproom, and together with beer they may provide made to order pizza and salads. They may even welcome a rotating assortment of domestically owned meals vehicles.
However clearly the beer is the main focus of the menu.
“We’ll brew beer in small batches that individuals love – beers impressed by our prospects. What we’re not going to do: We’re not gonna merely give attention to Belgian ales, or create a bajillion IPAs. We’re going to give attention to a menu the place all people can discover one thing they like. Like espresso? Do that! Like Modelo or Budweizer? Right here you go. Hate beer that tastes like beer? Ha! Effectively then do that one! Don’t like alcohol in your punch? No downside. We’ve obtained you lined,” mentioned Panzer.
They’re additionally doing one thing extraordinarily distinctive in relation to brewing beer. They’re utilizing music.
“We additionally brew with experimental strategies. Quantum Reggae, our dragon fruit bitter, is fermented with 72 – 125 hours of Peruvian reggae. Yeast live microorganisms, and music retains the yeast shifting in rhythm across the fermenters. Our experiments discovered that the vibration from reggae music (we additionally tried rock and heavy metallic) delivered the most effective outcomes,” mentioned Panzer.
Simply because the duo are asking the neighborhood to put money into them, investing in the neighborhood is an integral a part of their enterprise mannequin. All staff will make a minimal assure of $16.70 per hour, and there shall be no tipped wages. They plan on hiring individuals of shade by providing 75 % of job interviews to candidates of shade They will be utilizing Boston faucet water as their water supply. They’re sourcing virtually all of their hops and malts from Massachusetts farms and maltsters, together with Stone Path Malt in Wareham and 4 Star Farms in Northfield.
Panzer can also be on the board of JP Centre/South Foremost Streets and helps JP Native First. He’s additionally preparing for his second season as a baseball coach for Regan Youth League.
The identify of the enterprise originates from Espinoza’s Peruvian background. The roundhead (aji seco in Spanish) is a kind of rooster frequent to his household’s house in Peru. Whereas Espinoza has been brewing and constructing out beer recipes 10 years in the past, as a child he brewed chicha, a drink made out of fermented corn.
“We’re referred to as Roundhead Brewing Firm to remind us of house, and say that each one individuals are welcome right here,” mentioned Panzer.
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