LBC and her brewing team believe that the current demand for fresh, local beer is not a trend, but an American desire with far reaching impacts. We stand as an antagonist to macro produced, high-on-marketing, low on flavor beverages. We think that you want a product that is equal parts art and science, and not just about maximizing shareholder profit.
This means we have to do more with less. We rely on our senses as much as our equipment to tell us when a beer is at its best. We’re on a never ending search for the best ingredients to make the greatest beer we possibly can.
Our base and speciality malts, over 90 percent of our overall production usage, come from the Carolinas. We feel our maltsters produce not only a high quality product, but that buying local malt is the correct way to do business. You support your local brewery and can meet her staff, we should be able to shake our maltsters’ and farmers’ hands and support them.
We capture naturally produced CO2 during fermentation, which requires care and special equipment, but it lowers our CO2 usage and our carbon footprint.
We also put only food products into our beer. We omit fining (animal based additives for clarity) and we don’t filter. Our clear beers are as such through our care alone. The only additive in some of our beers is an enzyme to reduce gluten, for our gluten conscious drinkers.
No animal products of any sort (outside of honey, which will be noted on any beer containing it.), will ever be used in our production. We are dairy free and vegetarian friendly.
And we want to be a collaborative community gathering spot. We like constructive criticism and want to know what we can do better at every step of our process. Hit us up.