Last updated on January 13, 2018 @ 3:28 PM
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.
A rich malt profile with hints of caramel and chocolate. Raisin and plum-like esters add to the complexity. Subtle spicy notes from the Belgian yeast and Styrian Goldings hops balance out the malts enough to leave a moderately dry finish. The effervescent carbonation makes the beer “Taste great!” and be “Less filling!”
Belgian Dark Strong
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
A complex blend of rich malt and dark fruit flavors. The malt flavors are richly bready and deep caramel that marry into the raisin and plum-like dark esters. At over 10 percent ABV, it remains deceptively light and smooth. This beer is like James Bond: complex, rich, smooth, but dangerous.
A pale and spicy Trappist-type ale. A soft and grainy malt character supports the floral hop bitterness to produce a dry finish. Esters and phenols are complex in this one with Citrusy notes and some peppery spice-like phenols. The interplay between the yeast character, hops, malt and alcohol is what makes this beer different. As with all Trappist ales, smooth and deceptive ABV are among the chief characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.