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 …

SWEET NUFFINGS

Spoonwood Brewing Sweet Nuffings

Sweet Nuffings – Fest Lager (4.8%) [IBU 20] Fermentables: Vienna, CaraHell Hops: Ultra Our seasonal Festbier is a Vienna-Style Lager. It’s loaded with Vienna malt for a biscuity, nutty flavor and deep golden color. Prost!

CINNAMON GHOUL

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Cinnamon Ghoul – Pumpkin Ale (5.4%) [IBU 18] Fermentables: 2-row, Special Roast, Honey Malt, Pumpkin Purée  Hops/Spices: Centennial, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Vanilla This is a “pumpkin ale,” which has more to do with the spices than anything else. We do use a small amount of pumpkin purée in the wort. It adds a smidgen of texture, color, and some fermentable …

MR. FRESHLY

Spoonwood Brewing Mr Freshly

Wet Hop Pale (6.4%) [IBU 18] Fermentables: 2-row, Caramel Hops: Centennial, Nugget This subtle, unassuming pale ale is brewed exclusively with freshly harvested “wet hops” grown by Pittsburgh Hop Co. on a field in Washington, PA. Wet hops are simply whole flower hops that haven’t been dried or processed, as opposed to the pelletized hops that we use in all …

VIRULENT EUPHORIA

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Pale Ale (5.1%) [IBU 48] Our Brewtal collab, brewed with hibiscus & grapefruit zest.

FREEMANG

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CITRA IPA  ABV 6.8% IBU 50 Fermentables: Pils, Wheat, CaraPils, Sugar Hops: Citra This is a once-a-year brew that requires a special yeast to create its distinct fruity character. “WLP644 Saccharomyces ‘Bruxellensis’ Trois” is a strain of yeast that was formerly regarded as a type of Brettanomyces, or wild yeast. It has the ability to produce a dry, slightly tart …

DEAD GOON

Dead Goon

Imperial Stout  ABV 9.5% IBU 54   Fermentables: 2-Row, Munich, Wheat, Special B, Roasted Barley, CaraMunich, Black, Chocolate, Lactose Hops: Horizon, Goldings Who doesn’t love a huge, rich, roasty, jet-black stout in the heat of summer? Weirdos, that’s who. Okay, so maybe we’re in the minority, but as far as we’re concerned, imperial stouts are never out of season. But …

FRUIT FOOL

Froot Fool – IPA (7.6%) [IBU 53] Fermentables: 2-row, Honey Malt, Caramel Malt, CaraPils Hops/Fruit: Apollo, Citra, Mosaic, Mango, Passion Fruit Similar to Killer Diller in terms of malt presence and hops flavor, though roughly 1% higher ABV. The malt recipe has slightly less caramel/crystal malt, making Froot Fool a little less sweet overall. The fruit flavoring is subtle, serving …

FOREVER SINGLE

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SINGLE HOP IPA  ABV 7.5%  IBU  47 Fermentables: 2-Row, CaraMunich, CaraPils Hops: X331 This is the sixth installment in a series of single-hop IPAs that we introduced in Summer 2016. The foundation of the beer is a simple, lightly sweet malt recipe designed to counterbalance the moderate bitterness of the hops. We’ll keep the ABV and IBU in a similar …

SECRET ALPHABET

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CHILI PALE ABV 5.7% IBU 22 Fermentables: 2-row, Wheat, Munich, CaraPils, Honey Malt Hops/Spices: Chinook, Habanero, Serrano, Jalapeño, Orange Zest After our first batch, some folks said that Secret Alphabet wasn’t hot enough. So we upped the ante on the chili peppers, and now there’s definitely some heat. It’s not over-the-top ghost pepper torture type heat, but there’s no mistaking the …

MARMALADE WHEAT

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ABV 4.9% IBU 16 Fermentables: 2-Row, Wheat, Honey Malt, CaraMunich Hops/Spices: Mandarina, Orange Zest, Orange Concentrate It’s no secret, we brewed this one for the dudes. Just a simple American wheat ale with minimal hops bitterness. This year we dialed back the orange concentrate and added orange zest. We also added Mandarina hops in the whirlpool for their citrus flavor …

SLICK LEG

Slick Leg Session IPA Spoonwood Brewing

Session IPA      ABV 4.3%  IBU 50 Fermentables: 2-Row, Honey Malt, CaraPils Hops: Citra, Denali We brew this beer with yeast from Stunt Double around this same time every year. It contains about as much alcohol as a flavorless American light lager, but it’s hopped aggressively with Citra and Denali, which are citrusy and tropical. The idea of a …