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IPA - American
Citra and Amarillo hops are at the forefront of flavor and aroma. Orange and tropical notes like passion fruit and mango permeate the palette. However, at 7% ABV, the malt backbone is enough to help balance the 50 IBUs of bitterness.
Originally produced by ale brewers to compete with American lagers of the Northeast, Mid-atlantic, and Canada. It’s been known as the original “lawn mower” beer. Clean, refreshing and easy to drink with a little more character than your typical American lager.
Red Ale - Irish
An “easy drinker”. Caramel malt flavors balance a subtle dry roastiness creating a nearly crisp finish with a hint of roast that lingers pleasantly on the palette.
Oatmeal Stout (Nitro)
Stout - Oatmeal
Roasted and caramel malts with the smooth silkiness of oats create a coffee and cream flavor. Usually the roasted malts create a somewhat acrid finish. However, in this version, the finish is much smoother than one would expect.
Brown Ale - Other
Chai seasonings such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove mingle with lightly chocolatey malt and mild toast-like melanoidins. The nutty caramel flavor complements the Chai flavors nicely in this beer.
Scottish Wee Heavy
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Rich and Malty with a nice Caramel flavor. Quite strong at over 8 percent, there is enough hop bitterness to balance the powerful malt backbone. The finish is balanced on the palette.
N. German Altbier
The traditional style of beer from Düsseldorf. “Alt” means old in German and refers to the “old” style of brewing which uses ale yeasts rather than the more modern cold fermenting lager yeasts. Although, its characteristics are very similar to lagers. A clean and complex maltiness of rich baked bread dominates with some restrained noble hop usage to balance. The finish is fairly crisp with a little dryness from the hops.
Originally brewed on the West Coast during the Gold Rush Era as a “Steam” Beer. A lager yeast was used at a warmer temperature in an open fermenter to take advantage of the cooler San Francisco climate. Woodsy Northern Brewer hops are showcased along with a firm caramelly and toasted malt backbone.
Pale Ale - Belgian
Considered a “session” type of style, this is a very balanced beer with a mild yeast character despite its Belgian origins. It has a strong malt character that is biscuity and lightly toasty. However, the hop profile is quite bitter which leads to a nicely balanced beer. The finish is crisp to slightly dry.
Brown Ale - Other
Lightly chocolatey malt with mild toast-like melanoidins help balance a nutty caramel flavor. The hazelnut not only enhances the “nuttiness”, but provides a great complement to the brown ale base.