Backyard Brews

 In Our Journey

Today, we’re sharing a tale of transformation, creativity, and a fair amount of spilled malt. Specifically how Matt’s home office turned into our very own microbrewery.

Picture this: Matt’s home office, a sanctuary of serious business, suddenly invaded by the wild world of brewing. The trusty printer was the first to go, making way for a shiny fermenter. Desks once covered in paperwork transformed into brewing stations, with hops and malt taking center stage. The office chair? It quickly became the preferred spot for taste-testing sessions, naturally.

Turning an office into a brewery is no small feat. There were spills, missteps, and a few near-disasters (let’s not talk about power outages). But through it all, there was laughter, camaraderie, and the growing excitement of creating something truly unique.

Friends and family became our unofficial tasters, often popping by for “meetings” that involved more pints than PowerPoints. Our productivity skyrocketed in ways we never imagined. Sure, we weren’t cranking out reports, but we were perfecting our brews, one delicious batch at a time.

As the beers got better and the feedback more enthusiastic, we knew it was time to take the next step. Our humble home office brewery laid the foundation for what Shack Bay Brewing would become—a place where passion meets craftsmanship, and every beer tells a story.