Brewing great beer requires the perfect balance between using the very best of ingredients and using the very best of processes.
Midian Brewing Company uses only top quality malt, hops, and yeast obtained from recognized microbrewery industry suppliers. The water quality in Windsor-Essex County is second to none in the world. Our beers are designed from the water up, with attention to every quality detail specific for the style.
Our brewery has been custom designed by Northern Wolf Fermentation Technologies Inc. and is based on peer reviewed brewing science publications from the last five years. The brewery has features to minimize wort boiling times at reduced temperatures. The wort is mildly heated for a minimum amount of time, leading to smoother beer due to minimized scorching.
Other brewers usually boil wort for an hour or more, mainly to allow hop bitter compounds to become activated and to dissolve into the wort. This results in scorching of the wort, especially if heating by open flame.
Midian, however, utilizes steam for heating so our worts never exceed the right temperature. We also utilize advanced hopping technology to flavour our beers, meaning prolonged boiling is not necessary. The result is a smooth and fresh tasting beer containing all of the desired taste profile that the maltsters intended without any of the harsh tasting kettle "artifacts" that result from excessive heating.
Our cylindroconical fermenter is designed like a bioreactor with an impeller for mild mixing of the green beer during fermentation. Mild mixing combined with very low fermentation temperatures lead to quick and very clean fermentations. Hangover causing compounds such as fusel alcohols are virtually eliminated from the finished beer using this technique.