Nor’easter or a Project Orange, but then they’re asking for one-offs we did a year ago,” Adam said. “We’ve recently realized that there’s a serious demand for specific brews we’ve previously done. We’re not getting to experiment as much as we’d like, but that’s the price of success, as it were. I have an idea for a maple beer I want to brew this spring, something I’ve been planning for a long time, and I hope we’re going to have the capacity to make it when the time comes. Our amber beer, Nor’easter, has been our biggest hit, which is the beer we started with. But we’re still known as the place where people come in to see what’s different and we don’t want to lose that.” Adam’s sense of urgency is a driving force at FirkinStein. “In April 2014, a friend of ours was diagnosed with leukemia – and he recently passed away,” he explained. “Prior to his sickness, Devin and I had only dreamed of becoming brewery owners. Sometimes a person needs to see how fragile life is to understand what true risk is. We only live once so we need to embrace life and live our dreams.”

“We went to a buddy of ours for that one – and we paid him in beer.”

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