Mieza Blendery Open in Alexandria’s West End
Mieza Blendery, located at 109 Clermont Avenue off Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, was founded by Alex Lynch, a DC native, who fell in love with brewing Saison and Sour beer after college. As a home brewer he bought his first wine barrel in 2011 and has been brewing professionally ever since.
All of the beers at Mieza Blendery are blends of multiple beers that are barrel aged, fermented with a mixed culture, and seasonally dependent. While most beers are fermented with a single yeast strain, a mixed culture beer has a variety of different yeasts that provide elements of acidity, dryness, and expressive aromatics. Barrel aging supplies micro-oxidation for the organisms, tannin, or imparts flavors from its previous occupant, such as red wine, bourbon or mezcal. We make blends with local berries and stone fruit in the summer, wine grapes in the fall, and engage in spontaneous fermentation on winter nights. Due to the differences in base beer, microbes, and barrels as well as the variance of each season on the fruit, and the blender’s choices on blending day, each blend has a distinct story.
We have designed an intimate tasting room at Mieza for you to come and enjoy our beers. They are available on tap and in bottles to go. These mixed culture beers age well in the bottle. We plan to offer a membership program after this year’s fruiting season.
You can find us at our website at: miezabeer.com.