Brewer Erik Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing Company - Biography

Hillsborough, NC

December 2013

Brewer Erik Lars Myers has been many things. He has worked in programming, in theater, and has been a performance artist as well. After home brewing for close to 10 years, he turned his passion into a successful business. Relative to other states and in stark contrast to its own strict liquor laws, beer laws are favorable in North Carolina and craft breweries are exploding. Within that shock wave is the small town of Hillsborough where Myers’s Mystery Brewing Company is the brew scene. The brewery is in a large brick warehouse space around the corner from downtown Hillsborough (one street) where Myers’s bar attracts locals and day trippers alike to its casual taproom (equal parts game room and library) with an outdoor beer garden in the rear. 

Myers is a jovial intellectual and his personality is reflected in his beers. His Papa Bois brew is named for the Trinidadian protector of the forest (obviously), and it tastes like espresso with a lemon twist. His German-style sour beer, called Wanderer Moon, is named for a Williams Carlos Williams poem about summer. All the beers on tap change seasonally—proof of Myers's endless fount of creativity—so there's always something new to wet your whistle at Mystery Brewing Company.