GOOD APOLLO

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Pale Lager ABV 5.6% IBU 44 Fermentables: 2-row, CaraPils, Caramel malt  Hops: Apollo Another Coheed and Cambria inspired beer, named for their third album. Simply put, we borrowed some German lager yeast from Penn Brewery to ferment a pale wort and added a bunch of Apollo hops. The end result is lightly sweet and doughy with a moderate bitterness and …

VAN DAMSEL

Van Damsel

Weizenbock    ABV  8.0%   IBU 19 Fermentables: 2-Row, Wheat, Munich Dark, Vienna, CaraMunich, Chocolate Malt Hops: Santiam, Hallertau Weizenbocks come in different shapes and sizes, though all are relatively strong and incorporate a significant portion of wheat in the recipe. Ours is modeled after a classic German example, Schneider Aventinus – or closer to home, Victory Moonglow – both …

BEARD OF BEES

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Imperial Honey Porter (10.0%) [IBU 34] Fermentables: 2-row, Victory, Special Roast, CaraMunich, Chocolate Malt, Knotweed Honey Hops: Horizon, Willamette This is the barrel-aged version of our collaboration with Apis Meadery, which we brewed in September 2016. The beer has spent the past 6 months in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels, where it picked up some oak and a moderate amount of …

Kounterweizen

Kounterweizen

Hoppy Wheat ABV (6.5%) IBU 40 PCBW collaboration with Mindful Brewing Co.

SIDE SCROLLER

Spoonwood Brewing Side Scroller

16-bit IPA ABV 7.7% IBU 50 Fermentables: 2-Row, Honey Malt, CaraMunich Hops: Columbus, Denali, El Dorado At 7.7% ABV, Side Scroller pushes the limits of a single-strength IPA. It’s moderately bitter with intense hops flavors and aromas. We used a small dose of Columbus for kettle bittering, but the spotlighted hops are two varieties that we hadn’t used before. Both …

WOLKENHIMMEL

Spoonwood Brewing Wolkenhimmel

Hefeweizen ABV 6.0%. IBU 12 Fermentables: Pils, Wheat, CaraPils Hops: Santiam, Hallertau Hefeweizen is a type of German wheat beer. “Hefe” means yeast and “Weizen” means wheat. And what we have here is a wheat-heavy beer fermented with an estery, phenolic yeast. We fermented at a warmer temperature to promote the production of fruity esters like isoamyl acetate, which smells …

THE STACHE

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Red Rye   ABV 5.1%  IBU 25 Fermentables: 2-Row, Red X, Rye, CaraRye, CaraMunich Hops: Horizon, Santiam, Crystal The Stache is all about malt, in all of its bready, caramelly goodness. The hops are meek, chosen to complement the malt with just a wisp of bitterness. And there is perhaps a slight “tang” from the rye, which makes up roughly …