Stoo’s Brews

The Brewer

Stewart Mason: Pro Brewer
Stewart’s involvement with beer and brewing began when he started a beer can collection in junior high school. He homebrewed with his father at the age of thirteen and became a passionate home brewer in college.

After several attempts at employment in various fields including chemistry and teaching he volunteered at a brew pub in Boston. He was hired soon after and has been brewing ever since working on many different systems in New England.

He has made his home in Bethel since 1997, enjoys skiing, mountain biking and fly fishing.

You can email stew at

The Brews

European Lager
This lager is a golden hued, medium bodied, light flavored beer. Decidedly light and low in alcohol. The malty nose gives way to a kiss of the German hops employed to remind you it is beer.

This cold conditioned ale is smooth with a hint of caramel sweetness. It has an amber color, is well balanced and extremely drinkable.

A classic India Pale Ale. Dry, medium-bodied with lots of hop flavor.

An opaque black bear, big bodied, malty & hoppy aroma with thick roasted coffee undertones and great hop finish.

Now serving HopKronik Tonic –
Hopkronic is a double IPA. Designed for all hop heads and beer geeks who ask for the Mollyockett’s Revenge. This beer is a collaboration brew, meaning a brewer from Baxter Brewing Company and I designed and brewed this beer together.

The alcohol percentage by volume (ABV) is 8%. This high number contributes a mouth warming glow on the palate and lends a kiss of sweetness to the finish.

The hops were employed late in the boil to improve the floral characteristics to the aroma and flavor of the beer. This beer was also dry hopped and not filtered so you are getting a very dank and delicious flavor. Summit, Mt. Rainier and English Goldings hops are the varieties.

A small percentage of colored malts were added to make for a deep orange hue.