Garagebox Brewing Company
Started in a Jersey garage several years ago, the Garagebox experience is the result of countless hours of sacrifice, dedication, and flavor experimentation. We make beers that we like - and apparently a lot of you do as well.
In it's essence, beer is made of and from the Earth. Grains are grown, harvested, and roasted. They are steeped in Water to create a sweet porridge, which is eventually drained to create the nectar known as "wort". The wort is boiled and Hops are added for aroma, flavor, and bittering. At the end of the process, Yeast is added to the cooled wort to convert the sugars into alcohols and create beer that is bottled or kegged for consumption.
The key is staying local.
As a small business, we support other small businesses. All of our recipe components are sourced from friends and local establishments. Having roots in this town helps us maintain the relationships necessary to acquire high quality, local ingredients. Whether acquiring our barrels from nearby wineries or our grains from local shops, we support those that support us.
From base malts like Maris Otter to specialty roasts like Black Barley, malt is used to color beer and provide the beginning balance between sweetness to breadiness.
71% of the Earth is covered in water and in every region the water is different. Softer or harder water varies the way beer tastes and how hops are perceived.
Dank, bright, citrusy, woody, earthy, and floral are all descriptions of the hop oils present in beer. Hops are used for bittering, flavor, and aroma. Their presence is necessary for a balanced flavor.
"Brewers make wort, yeast makes beer" is the saying. Whether its an ale or lager, the distinct flavors that define so many styles are the byproducts of yeast and fermentation.