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Medford Brewing Company Sails Into the Sea of Local Craft Breweries

The fledgling company doesn't have a brewery contract or a flagship recipe yet, but it does have a sweet logo.

Medford Brewing Company logo
Medford Brewing Company logo

Medford could be the next local city to get its own craft beer: Medford Brewing Company is seeking a contract brewery relationship so its brews can hit the market later this year, Dig Boston reported today.

Founders Nick Bolitho and Max Heinegg "are very early on in the stages," Bolitho told the publication. "Right now we’re finalizing the flagship recipe, but also in the middle of trying to secure a contract brewery somewhere where we can actually brew the beer."

Heinegg, "a seasoned homebrewer," is currently working on the recipe in his basement, and the Dig notes that the men aren't sharing details yet. Expect something for both hop heads and the average beer drinker, Bolitho said.

"There’s a lot of ‘extreme beers’ out there, and that’s not what I’m going for. What I want to achieve is good beer that’s got a bit more of a universal appeal," he said.

"Craft beer with universal appeal" is the motto on Medford Brewing Company's bare-bones, under-construction website. The duo launched a Facebook page, though, and they have a logo celebrating Medford's boat-building history. Stay tuned as the fledgling company gets ready to sail.

In other Mystic River booze news, the yet-to-launch (maybe October?) brewery formerly known as Indignant has changed its name to Winter Hill Brewing Company because a small company based in Chicago produces a special, annual brew called Indignant. "The current climate of the craft beer industry is such that it has precipitated a corporatist mentality of ownership — even in the smallest reaches of said industry ... However, we’re not swayed by the aforementioned climate. We’re changing our name and moving forward," head brewer Jeff Rowe shared on the company blog.

"Hell, stuff like this is why we chose the name 'Indignant' in the first place," Rowe continued. "Really all this means for us is that our indignation will have to be shown in other ways (trust me, we’re planning that out)."