–On Tap Now–
Kölsch Brewed in the likeness of a style unique to Cologne, Germany, where dozens of breweries produce light ales with tremendous drinkability, our Summer Ale is brewed with nothing more than Pilsner and Munich malts, and Sterling hops. The result is a lightly fruity but crisp and refreshing quaff. Alcohol: 4.6% ABV, Bitterness: 25 IBU.
Extra Mild Our own take on the classic English Mild, this beer is low in bitterness, full bodied, and packed with flavor. Malted oats give it a very light earthy aroma. Magnum hops provide just a touch of clean bitterness. Alcohol: 4.2% ABV, Bitterness: 15 IBU.
Blue Danube A complex malty aroma greets you, courtesy of melanoidin-rich Munich and Vienna malts. This style of lager originated in Vienna, Austria, but we use American Sterling hops, which provide a bit of spiciness. An exceptionally well balanced beer from start to finish. Alcohol: 5.0% ABV, Bitterness: 26 IBU.
English Pale Ale The English have made a science of dividing pale ales into narrowly defined sub-styles – from ordinary bitter to IPA, with several steps in between. Ours is best described as an Extra Special Bitter (ESB), as it’s a notch below IPA in bitterness and lets the malt do a little more of the talking. A blend of several caramel malts provides a slightly sweet malt flavor, and Fuggle hops give it just enough bitterness to keep you awake. Alcohol: 6.1% ABV, Bitterness: 40 IBU.
India Pale Ale The original India Pale Ales played a legendary role in British colonialism, exploiting the preservative qualities of hops by using lots of them. An IBU arms race seems to have broken out among modern IPAs, but we refuse to participate. Our IPA is all about balance. American 2-row, Maris Otter, and Special B provide a malty counterpoint to Summit, Columbus, Cascade and Saphir hops. Alcohol: 6.3% ABV, Bitterness: 70 IBU.
Porter Hints of caramel and a roasty character accent this full-bodied beer. Our Porter has a smooth, approachable flavor that proves dark beers can be enjoyed by all. Carafa II provides the roasty, almost coffee-like flavor, while a variety of caramel malts contribute sweetness. This ale uses Summit and Sterling hops for a clean and crisp, yet complex flavor. Alcohol: 5.6% ABV, Bitterness: 40 IBU.
Autumn Lager Our example of the traditional German fest bier is full bodied and has a soft, rich malty flavor. With an aroma reminiscent bread crust and a beautiful deep gold color courtesy of Vienna and Munich malts, this beer is a treat for all your senses. Alcohol: 6.3% ABV, Bitterness: 28 IBU.
Mai Sharona Mai Sharona is a Maibock – a fairly pale, malty, German lager style. This style traditionally served as a bridge between the dark, malty, strong beers of the winter and the pale, light, crisp beers of the summer. Mai Sharona has a bit of hop character, but is still nothing near what you would call “bitter.” Alcohol: 6% ABV, Bitterness: 23 IBU.
Mix Tape #2 – Bernadette Raised on both sides of the Atlantic, Bernadette is a little English and a little American. She speaks with an accent that’s somewhere between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Maude Lebowski. A blend of our IPA and the same one-off snowflake of a pale ale that begat Alison, this mix tape is dedicated to her. In Bernadette’s arms you’ll find a kind of peace of mind the world is searching for – or at least that’s what the Four Tops say.
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These beers are not currently pouring in the taproom, but could be re-issued at some point…
Mix Tape #1 – Alison Alison loves dark and roasty porters, but she also loves light and crisp pale ales. To appeal to both sides of her palate, we’ve blended our porter with a special one-off batch of pale ale for a unique limited edition release. And of course, we’ve named it after her. Or maybe just after a really great Elvis Costello tune.
Mix Tape #3 – Cecilia Cecilia is an East coast gal, and she loves her cream ale. We dedicate this blend of our Vienna lager and pale ale to her. It’s not a cream ale, but its gold color and crisp flavor will remind you of one – shaking your confidence daily, just like Cecilia did to Simon and Garfunkel.
Pump Up the Volume A blast of pumpkin pie aroma introduces you to this full-bodied and fairly malty beer. We brew it with fresh Washington pumpkin and add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla after fermentation. It finishes with a very subtle warmth. Alcohol: 6.8% ABV, Bitterness: 35 IBU.
Gingerbread Boy tastes a bit like its namesake. It features a little bit of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon in the aroma and initial flavor–followed by a nice dry, roasty, chocolaty finish. Its opaque black color pairs well with our grey winter skies, and its combination of chocolate and spices makes it a great beer to sip while you watch the rain fall outside. Alcohol: 5.9% ABV, bitterness: 38 IBU
Little Czar We like to call the Little Czar a Russian “seshperial” stout. Like a traditional Russian Imperial Stout, it’s a little bit licorice and a little bit chocolate and a lot of flavor. Unlike the traditional style, it won’t knock your block off with alcohol. Alcohol: 6.4% ABV, bitterness: 50 IBU