You know you love something when you’re faced with serious hardships & you keep on going. The hardships that faced Broken Goblet didn’t make them bitter, it made the professional musicians that run it, more charitable, fun, inclusive & customer focused. Find out how they came to be known for great beer, awesome live bands & exciting events. Plus find out what they’re pouring at MGK’s Locals Only Beer Fest.
We’ll be highlighting each brewery participating in our event on wmgk.com with our Locals Only Spotlight feature. You’ll get a feel for what drives them to make delicious craft beer and most importantly what tasty offerings they’ll be serving up on April 21.
What They’re Serving
Each brewer will serve up a Flagship beer (a beer they’re well known for) & a Specialty/reserve beer. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite beer in each category.
Flagship Beer Category – 2018 Bubba’s Tea Bag IPA – 6.5% ABV
That fermenter of beer is just sitting there, unaware of what’s about to happen, you sneak up, get above it, and boom – you drop in that Teavana Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long Green Tea, creating a unique and complex flavor and bouquet, with bold grapefruit fruit flavors and notes of sweet strawberries, apples, and lemongrass. While your mind is squarely in the gutter, your mouth should be ordering another – hey barkeep….. tea bag me!
Specialty Beer Category – Blood Orange Impact IPA – 7.1% ABV
You’ll love this English Style IPA with Blood Orange. We took our bitter Impact IPA and added Blood Orange to create a refreshing citrusy brew. “Duck and cover!! You are about to be bombarded with flavor in this sessionable malty ipa, powered by columbus and chinook hops. it’s an ordnance in your mouth – so heed the warnings, find shelter and a cooler, and prepare for impact!
A Beer Club Becomes A Brewery
Broken Goblet Brewing didn’t start as a paradigm-shifting microbrewery. It didn’t even start as Broken Goblet. It started as Brewtal Beer….. The Brewtal Beer Club, in fact. Co-owners Mike Lock and Jay Grosse, while lamenting their jobs and drinking some quality beer, concocted a plan to do something that they enjoyed and maybe even make a living of it. They formulated the brand, invented a very handsome mascot, and approached it from a very different angle – form a club that could grow into a fertile testing ground for ideas, marketing plans and beer testers. With the help of 12 other “founders”, the club was formed and grew from 13-30 in just 6 months, with special events pushing 100+ guests. Out of the group, a brewer stepped forward, similar in vision and equally ready to try something new. And so, Mike and Jay, together with the new brew guy (and family) Bub Grosse, began the very expensive process to bring Brewtal beer from a club to a full-fledged brewery.
Changing Your Perpective On Microbreweries
Ahhhh, the best laid plans…… Enter the lawyers – you can’t use Brewtal, as a huge west coast brewery is filing a suit. Not fairly, of course, but when a lawyer OWNS the brewery….well you get the point. But thanks for that $20,000. And the landlord – well, he didn’t know if he would like the smell of bread, so you better start looking for a new space. And that $2000 in merch and signage you invested in? Oops. Cue the anger. Cue the yelling and cursing. Cue the smashing of a goblet on the ground in frustration – and Broken Goblet was conceived. We won’t be re-inventing beer, no. That’s arrogance, and the amount of fantastic craft beer and brewers coming from the local area is astounding. Instead, they look to reinvent HOW you come to find out about that beer, and how you experience it for the first time. Broken Goblet Brewing – changing your perspective on what a microbrewery can be.
Broken Goblet’s 4 Pillars
Our mission is summed up in 4 pillars:
• Be charitable, both in the community and in a broader sense
• Be customer focused, with satisfaction held above selfishness
• Be inclusive, not exclusive, of everyone regardless of who they are, who they pray to, who they love or what they look like, and especially be inclusive of those who feel alienated from the craft beer scene.
• Be fun, have fun, and be ready and willing to go above and beyond the scope of a small local brewery.
Who Is Broken Goblet Brewing
Co-Founder Mike LaCouture, handles the sales and marketing of the business;
Jay Grosse, handles all front of house, employees, taxes, and also runs the music program;
Bubba Grosse, is head of brewery operations.
The Future Is In Bensalem!
This Summer Broken Goblet moves their operation to 2500 State Road in Bensalem, PA. Check their Facebook page for more details.