IPA ABV 6.9% 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, but we used more assertive IPA type hops, specifically Mosaic and Simcoe. You can expect flavors and aromas of stone fruit, berry, and pine, with a crisp, dry finish, thanks to the …
WORKING CLASS HERO
Cream Ale ABV 4.3% Fermentables: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Maze Hops: Sterling One of our four year-round offerings. Light grains and earthy hops deliver a convincing performance. Critics agree: this is beer.
Belgian Strong Dark ABV 9.8% Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, Special B, Dark Candi Syrup Hops: Horizon,Goldings Lorna is the dark side of Blithe, our golden strong. It’s a simple recipe that allows the basic elements to shine. The yeast lays down a bananas foster and bubblegum vibe. The dark malt and Candi Syrup provide rich fruity and toffee-like flavors, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. And the hops mellow in the background, balancing sweetness with with a gentle, earthy bitterness. This particular version was aged 17 months in Buffalo …
Imperial Stout ABV 8.7% Fermentables: 2-Row, Munich, CaraMunich, Roasted Barley, Special B, Chocolate, Blackprinz Hops: Columbus Who doesn’t love a big, 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 the real reason we started brewing Dead Goon in July/August is so that we could age a portion in bourbon barrels, for release the following October. The beer that emerges from those barrels is called …
DIPA ABV 8.4% Fermentables: 2-Row, CaraMunich Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Sorachi Ace, Falconer’s Flight Are you in or are you out For them all to know the end of us all
Session IPA ABV 4.6% Fermentables: 2-Row, Honey Malt, CaraPils, Flaked Oats Hops: Citra The idea of a “session” beer is that you can drink several over the course of an evening without getting crushed. But the real trick of a session beer is to provide enough flavor – despite the low ABV – so that you want to drink several.
SMOKE & OATS
SMOKED AMBER ABV 5.0% Fermentables: Smoked Malt, Munich, CaraMunich, Flaked Oats Hops: Columbus, Willamette Smoke & Oats is our tribute to the stunning Rauchbiers of Bamberg, Germany. Smoke is the prevalent flavor, of course, but there is a pleasant underlying sweetness, with toasty malt and a gentle hops bitterness in the finish. The defining character comes from a combination of cherry- and beech-smoked malts, which comprise more than 50% of the total grain bill.
ABV 5.5% 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 and aroma. It’s still orange all in your face but with less of a sugary soda pop feel.
Kolsch ABV 5.3% IBU 21 Fermentables: 2-Row, Pils, Vienna, Munich, CaraPils Hops: Apollo, Hallertau We call this one Stunt Double because it was originally brewed as a stand-in for Working Class Hero. It is similar in appearance and strength, but it has a hoppiness that isn’t present in Hero. The malt flavor is lightly sweet but less cereal-like than Hero. The German hops are earthy, herbal, and floral with just enough bitterness to balance malt sweetness. The yeast is a German hybrid strain with ale and lager characteristics, …
Tropical Stout ABV 7.4% IBU 43 Fermentables: 2-Row, Black, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, CaraMunich, Special B Hops/Flavoring: Horizon, Pineapple/Mango/Passion Fruit Compound Tropical Stout is another name for Foreign Export Stout, a style of beer that originated as a high-gravity stout brewed for consumption in tropical markets, such as Jamaica. They tend to be higher ABV and may be fruity sweet from malt and yeast. They do not usually contain fruit flavoring, but we wanted to have some fun with the style when dreaming up the concept. The tropical fruits are …
What American Craft Beer Week Has Inspired
What American Craft Beer Week Has Inspired We are living in the golden age of American craft beer. You needn’t look any further than the number of bars featuring artisanal beers and the number of breweries rising up across these 50 states to know that craft beer culture is strong. On a daily basis, consumers identify with numerous brands and eagerly seek out offerings from their countless breweries, building loyalty with an overall movement just as much as with specific brands. In 2006, the Brewers Association took what was formerly …
BROWN ‘N’ OUT
Brown Ale ABV 5.8% IBU 22
Pale Ale ABV 5.5% IBU 33
IPA ABV 6.8% Fermentables: 2-Row, Crystal Hops: Columbus, Ekuanot Our chief IPA and one of four year-round offerings. Killer Diller is built upon a simple grain bill and two varieties of hops, Columbus & Ekuanot. We mix it up from batch to batch with various dry-hops, including Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe.
Belgian Wheat ABV 5.9% IBU 22