Christmas 2017

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A week full of Events, Including Live Music, Spoonwood’s 7/11 Pizza Special, and A New Year’s Eve Beer Pairing Dinner!  

RYE DEMISE

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Rye Pale Ale  ABV 5.5%  IBU 40 Fermentables: 2-row, Rye Hops: Columbus, Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot Rye Demise is a bit of a moving target. Originally, we brewed it as an IPA. Last year, we dubbed it a pale ale, with a lower ABV and a restrained bitterness and hoppiness. This latest batch is still in that same mid-5% ABV range, …

EYES AGLOW

Eyes Aglow Spoonwood Brewing Company

Eyes Aglow – Winter White (5.9%) [IBU 18] Fermentables: 2-row, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Honey, Apricot Hops/Spices: Centennial, Coriander, Nutmeg At its core, this beer is quite similar to White Hot Rage, our springtime Belgian-style witbier, which we spice with Habanero and white peppercorns. It’s a simple recipe, with plenty of malted wheat and oats laying the foundation for the estery …

BLITHE

Blithe from SPoonwood Brewing

Belgian Strong Golden ABV 8.8% 32 IBU Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, Pils, CaraPils, Candi Sugar Hops: Horizon, Styrian Celeia Our brewer’s favorite beer. A simple grain recipe fermented with a characterful Belgian yeast, balanced with elegant, fragrant hops. The yeast lends a ripe fruitiness with a hint of spice, and the alcohol and hops have a drying quality. Blithe is deceptively …

BRUNA

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Belgian Porter   ABV 7.4%  IBU 30 Fermentables: 2-row, Munich, Chocolate Malt, Special B, Candi Syrup Hops: Cascade, Crystal One of our seven “original lineup” beers, and a brewer favorite. It’s fake news, as far as beer styles are concerned, landing somewhere between a Strong American Porter and a Belgian Trappist Dubbel. Bruna gets its defining character from a combination …

SHADOWGRAFF

Shadowgraff Spoonwood Brewing

Shadowgraff – Beer/Cider Hybrid (5.9%) [IBU 9] Fermentables: 2-row, CaraMunich, Apple Cider Hops: Cascade From homebrewersassociation.org – The Origins of Graf: As the story goes, graf was a fantastical, apple-based beer that appeared in the popular Stephen King series The Dark Tower. The specifics of graf aren’t discussed in detail, other than the incorporation of apples and malt in a …

UNDEAD GOON

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BA IMPERIAL STOUT  ABV 10.5%  IBU 66 It’s what happens when Dead Goon spends 13 months in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels.

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

Spoonwood Brewing Cinnamon Ghoul

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 …