DRAGON CHASER

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Imperial IPA     ABV 9.3%  IBU 75 Fermentables: 2-Row, Honey Malt, CaraPils, Flaked Oats Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Crystal, Meridian, Amarillo There’s too much going on here to call it a mere Double. This Imperial IPA incorporates 7 different hops varieties at a rate of more than 4.5 pounds per barrel. There’s also a ton of malt at …

2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

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IMPERIAL STOUT  ABV 10.3%  IBU 61 Aged just a little more than a year in a Wigle Straight Wheat barrel. Plus a bit of chocolate and vanilla for a finishing touch. “The hands that threaten doom…”

IN THE TANK, OUT THE TANK (VOL. 7)

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Pay no attention to the fact that I haven’t updated this blog in more than half a year. So let’s get right to it, then. Our 2nd Anniversary is a week away, and we have some cool things planned for Year Three. Increased distribution, a little bit of canning, more barrel-aged beers, additional mainstay brands to accompany Killer Diller, and …

COLD DRIP CITY

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COFFEE BLONDE   ABV 5.8%  IBU 24 Fermentables: 2-Row, Vienna, CaraPils, Flaked Barley, Lactose Hops: Horizon, Crystal Cold Drip City starts as a nondescript blonde ale with lactose (milk sugar) before we infuse it with a strong cold-brewed coffee during carbonation. The trick is that the beer picks up a distinct coffee flavor and aroma without much color. The coffee …

EARTHSIDE

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OATMEAL STOUT   ABV 6.0%  IBU 30 Fermentables: 2-Row, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, CaraMunich, Victory, Oats Hops: Horizon, Willamette Really, quite a traditional stout. The English yeast and the oats leave the beer with a soft, full, silky mouthfeel. And the dark malts provide a roasty, chocolatey flavor with a bit of coffee-like bitterness. And what the heck is “Earthside”? …

HYDRA SLAYER

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RED ALE   ABV 8.5%  IBU 75 Fermentables: 2-Row, Vienna, Red X, CaraMunich Hops: Chinook, Centennial That first sip of Hydra Slayer is like pithy grapefruit bitterness crashing full speed into a slab of sticky caramel malt. The recipe is built with complementary amounts of hops and malt, but the citrus and pine win in the end, with a lingering …

WARTIME NOVELTY

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PALE ALE    ABV 6.0%  IBU 26 Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, UK Munich, UK Crystal Hops: Goldings Wartime Novelty is an English style pale ale, fermented with an English yeast strain that provides subtle apple and pear-like flavors. The Goldings hops accentuate the fruit flavors and aromas, evoking notes of orange marmalade, tobacco, and tea with honey. Bitterness is restrained. And …