About The Project
What is ONCEMADE?
ONCEMADE is a seasonal collaboration pairing two innovative, single-batch beers from local artisan brewers. Each season, our goal is to bring consumers two bold, experimental beers made right here in Massachusetts.
Who's involved in this ONCEMADE release? What are they brewing?
Release #1 features two Wild Saisons from Night Shift Brewing and Backlash Beer. While the saison is a historic farmhouse style, these beers are an unconventional experiment with the style.
Backlash's beer—a pale saison with a pilsner and wheat malt base—is a minimalist 6% ABV beer with Nugget and Willamette hops. Night Shift's red saison—boasting a complex malt bill that includes caramel, wheat, rye, and acid malts—will reach over 8% ABV and features Saaz and Willamette hops, as well as agave nectar added to the end of the boil.
Both beers underwent primary fermentation with a traditional saison yeast before aging for two months in a combination of oak barrels. The brewers selected local red wine barrels from Les Trois Emmes Winery in New Marlborough Massachusetts and classic brandy barrels from southern California. The beers are aged on farm-grown Massachusetts raspberries with added Brettanomyces yeast.
What's included in the ONCEMADE package?
Each hand-numbered pinewood box includes two 750ML beers, a signed letter from the brewers, two hand-made wooden coasters, and a piece of one of the barrels.
Where can I buy ONCEMADE? How much does it cost?
ONCEMADE is available for purchase on OnceMadeBeer.com. The first release costs $45.
How do I get my beer? When will I receive it?
The beers will be released on October 15. Pickup locations include Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, Boston Wine Exchange, and Night Shift Brewing; delivery within the 128-Belt is also available for a small additional fee. You will be notified when the beers are available for pickup, or when delivery will begin.
Will ONCEMADE be expanding beyond Massachusetts?
Yes! We're currently planning ONCEMADE chapters in other major metro areas. Click here to vote for the next ONCEMADE location and get notified when we launch a ONCEMADE chapter near you.