We (Black Heart Brewery), were recently interviewed for an article in our local paper about the 4 breweries and brewpubs planning to open in Binghamton, NY. Today, the article ran in The Press & Sun Bulletin on the front page. Here is the section on our business:
Black Heart Brewery
What: Nanobrewery, using ingredients from the Finger Lakes region.
Where: Currently brewing 10-gallon, all-grain batches from the garage of Brett Martin’s home on Binghamton’s West Side. They made their first batch of beer around 2004. They now brew about once a week, making mostly ales — mainly a pale ale, a porter and a few other beers.
They’re looking for a new location — about 1,600 to 2,000 square feet — and are considering Binghamton.
When: They hope to open at the new site in the spring and initially sell their beer in kegs to bars.
Who: Friends Brett Martin, the business owner, and Jay Maslar, head brewer. Both are 2002 Seton Catholic Central High School graduates. They sat next to each other in class, thanks to assigned seating based on the alphabetical order of their last names.
Martin is an iPhone programmer at United Health Services. Maslar works at an area jewelry store and does video and audio work for Broome Community College. They expect to operate the business by themselves for at least the first six to 12 months.
On the Web: blackheartbrewery.com.
Here is the whole article:
We brewed our first batch and tested out our temperature controlled Brewhemoth 22 gallon conical fermentors.
We have been working on modifying our upright freezers to be fully temperature controllable units, full programable via a Fermtroller unit. Here is a video of the test.
A quick video about incorporating, merchandise, fundraising, Kickstarter, and how to increase your chances to try our beer.
Recently, the gentlemen from the Binghamton Marketing stopped by to shoot one of their weekly webisodes – Small Business Fridays – about our nanobrewery, Black Heart Brewery. We were in the middle of a very hot Saturday brew session when they stopped in to do a video shoot/interview. They were great, with awesome questions and a whole lot of amazement (as often people have when they see our DIY brewing technology). So give the video below a watch. And there will be more nanobrewery video updates to come real soon. Cheers!