Anyone who drinks craft beer has most likely stumbled upon this name at some point. Hardly anyone in the scene is as experimental, open and unbiased as Jeff Maisel, the head behind Maisel & Friends. That must be due to his origins, because Jeff is half an American and a Californian beach boy through and through: Always in a good mood, ultra personable and with everyone in person, Jeff is the dazzling center of his own brewery and initiator behind numerous collaboration brews.
Jeff is not only a passionate brewer, in addition to brewing excellent beers, he also wants to be a pioneer for the craft beer movement in Germany. Creative, tasty beers of excellent quality should become real alternatives to industrially manufactured beers and Maisel & Friends should play a key role in this endeavor. In the future, beer lovers should have a varied selection of great beers in every locality, Maisel & Friends wants to contribute craft beers with a strong character, such as Jeff's Bavarian Ale or Marc's Chocolate Bock , which are brewed with love and craft. From friends for friends is the motto that Jeff applies to both the beer and working with other brewers. To initiate a craft beer revolution, all craft brewers have to pull together and work together to bring about change. Envy and competitiveness are a horror for Jeff and have no place in the beer business. On the contrary, the wider the range of creative beers, the more exciting the craft beer market is for craft beer novices and those interested.
With excellence to success
As relaxed and easy as Jeff is, he takes the selection of his ingredients very seriously. You could almost say beer serious. Jeff's four musketeers, the fantastic four so to speak, are water, hops, malt and yeast. Since beer is a drink that is not made from a myriad of ingredients, but only from four, these four must be of excellent quality. The water for the beer comes from the Fichtelgebirge and has the advantage that it does not have to be decalcified or otherwise treated, it can be used directly for brewing. Most of the hops that enter the kettle are similarly regional: Franconian and Bavarian hops from Spalt, Hersbruck and Hallertau are the most popular varieties. Of course, some also come from the USA and Australia, the well-traveled hops are mainly aromatic hops that grow better in warmer climes than in their Franconian homeland. So you see, Jeff and his friends at Maisel & Friends put a lot of emphasis on what they put in their beer. Rightly so, as their beers such as Stefan's Indian Ale or their popular Pale Ale prove.