It’s been a wild ride getting this brewery up and running, but now that things have smoothed out and we have some mental bandwidth, it’s time we updated our customers on where we’re at and what’s coming next!
Where We Started
We have been open weekends, and weekdays by appointment, for carry-out since November 21st, 2020, and not too long ago we launched online pick-up ordering through Square. We’ve been pretty thrilled with the warm welcome our neighbors have given us, with most of our customers being walk-ins from the surrounding area. It’s been a fairly slow start, which has been nice since it allowed us to get our sea legs, get beer in our tanks, and get our operational systems in place.
If you’ve been following our social media, then you know by now that as of March 17th, we shifted to regular open hours. Those are Wed-Sun, 1 PM to 7 PM. Our patio is now open for physically-distanced outdoor drinking, whenever the weather is nice enough. Yes, it’s dog-friendly (leash required) and kid-friendly as well–the only place kids aren’t allowed is at our bar. Come visit us any time we’re open, no need to call ahead. We now have Bierly, Ground Breaker, Evasion, and Moonshrimp on tap, as well as a rotating cider (currently Bauman’s Old Mule), and we are now filling growlers as well! We may be the only place in the world where you can get five different dedicated gluten-free beers on draft, how cool is that?
How about indoor drinking? We’re eager to start allowing that, but it will have to wait until after “our staff” (aka Jason) is fully vaccinated, hopefully by mid-April. We’re waiting until after vaccination because if Jason lost his sense of taste and smell to COVID-19, it would effectively put an end to Mutantis, even if there were no other symptoms. It’s just too big of a risk to take, especially with an end in sight! We thank you for your patience.
New Retailer Relationship
In other news, we also recently started selling our crowlers to John’s Marketplace, which has two locations in Portland. Currently only Passionfruit Sour, Deep Blonde, and British Porter are available there, but we’ll open up more styles eventually. We have also sold them a few kegs to put on their recently-dedicated gluten-free tap, though they seem to sell out quickly! We have confirmed they are using fresh clean lines for the tap, thanks to the efforts of their resident Celiac, Chris. Drink without fear!
In-State Delivery Coming Soon
The next big thing we’re working on is in-state delivery, which will be launching the week of March 22nd. We’re all set up with UPS, and we’ve got all the packaging we need for the first 30 orders. Orders will be 12 beers minimum due to the size of the packaging we have and also to ensure the shipping costs are more reasonable (though shipping beer is always expensive, unfortunately). We will also ship merchandise, which will be packaged separately if necessary, and will not be subject to any minimums. We also have plans to offer a monthly “beer box” that will contain a mix of beers from our stock along with tasting notes and pairing suggestions. The beer box will be a flat monthly price regardless of what’s included, and we will offer discounts for multiple months being purchased up front.
How about out of state delivery? We’ve been getting inquiries from around the US, but unfortunately they have been coming almost exclusively from states where direct-to-consumer beer shipments from out of state are prohibited. The only states we will be able to ship to AK, KY, NE, NV, NH, ND, OH, PA, VT, VA, and DC; most of these require us to obtain separate licenses from their state liquor control boards, so it will be a while before we start expanding to those. Sorry to residents of CA, WA, AZ, MA, MI, TX, and other states where people have requested our beer–talk to your state legislators and request a change to the laws!
Brewing this month:
-3-Hop NEIPA (Amarillo, El Dorado, Huell Melon)
-Oaked Imperial Stout
Planned for next month:
-Raw Farmhouse Ale w/Evergreen Boughs & Kviek Yeast
-Spring Gruit (Jasmine, Rose, Elderflower)
Planned for early summer:
-Margarita Imperial Gose
-Quinoa Hazy IPA
-California Classic IPA
-Dry-Hopped Sour Strawberry Buckwheat Braggot