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Jul 31, 2021

Did you know you can turn your shed into a brewery in Massachusetts? 

Wandering Soul Beer Co. founder Matt Smith is a gypsy brewer.  Well, he has his own brewery, a small setup in the shed behind his house.  Local laws allow Matt to sell beer from his shed brewery... brewery shed?  He recently held a bottle release and had folks lining up in his neighborhood to grab some of that sweet nectar.  I hope he has cool neighbors.

The shed won't meet the demand for Wandering Soul Beer so large batches are gypsy-brewed at a few local breweries.  The original plan for Wandering Soul was to be a one-and-done brewery.  When Matt and his wife suffered a tragic loss, he found peace in brewing.  Eventually, he came up with a recipe he wanted to brew and share with the public, Melody Maker.  The intent was to brew it one time only, but the popularity of the release took him back for another batch.  Now Wandering Soul brews one batch a month and once it's gone, it's gone.

We talk with Matt about what led him to brewing, ska bands, love/hate for El Dorado hops, and plans for Wandering Soul in the future.

The Beer List

  • Wandering Soul Beer Co. Melody Maker IPA
  • Wandering Soul Beer Co. Things We Don't Say IPA
  • Wandering Soul Beer Co. Young Mouse Belgian Ale with Mango
  • Wandering Sour Beer Co. From Wreckage Imperial Stout