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 formidable, so tread lightly!
BELGIAN TRIPEL ABV 8.2% IBU 29 Fermentables: 2-Row, Pilsner, Candi Sugar Hops: Apollo, Hallertau Blanc A traditional Belgian golden strong ale with the addition of dry-hopping. Ambellina is built upon a simple grain bill (2-Row and Pilsner malts) with Candi Sugar to enhance fermentability. The Hallertau Blanc hops play well with the fruit and spice of the Belgian yeast, adding notes of tropical fruit and white grape. A hint of alcohol dries the finish and contributes a subtle fruitiness of its own.
Belgian Porter ABV 7.1% 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 of chocolate malt, Special B, and dark candi syrup, which contribute dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee flavors. The Belgian yeast adds fruit and spice, which blend well with the …
WHITE HOT RAGE
BELGIAN WIT ABV 5.0% Fermentables: 2-row, Wheat, CaraPils, Flaked Oats Hops/Spices: Ekuanot, Orange Zest, Coriander, Habanero, White Pepper “I’m sorry, but that really steams me. That really burns me up. I mean, I am filled with a White Hot Rage!” -Barney Stinson.
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 …
4TH TIME AROUND
Belgian Extra Pale (5.3%) [IBU 35] Fermentables: 2-row, CaraPils, Flaked Oats, Sugar Hops: Santiam, Crystal, Meridian, Goldings We wanted to get one more use out of our latest Belgian yeast, which would mean its fourth time around. And we wanted to do something light with a floral, herbal, slightly citrusy hoppiness. In fact, it ended up being a sort of “Belgiany” version of Five Believers, our other extra pale ale. And as luck would have it, there is a song called “4th Time Around” on Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, …
Belgian Pale ABV 5.4% IBU 22 Fermentables: 2-Row, Munich, Aromatic Hops: Santiam, Goldings, Crystal Sort of elegant, a little sophisticated, but gentle and approachable. There are a few simple flavors and aromas at play here. The foundation of lightly toasted, bready malt. Earthy, floral, spicey hops. And a subtle fruitiness from Belgian yeast.
BELGIAN WIT ABV 6.4% IBU 21 Fermentables: Pale, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Black, Special B Hops/Spices: Ultra, Ginger, Star Anise, Orange Peel, Cocoa There happens to be a Pittsburgh-based power metal group called Icarus Witch, and we happen to be friends with them. So ever since when, we knew we wanted to do a riff on a Belgian witbier and call it Icarus Wit. So, what’s the weirdest thing you could add to a Belgian witbier? That’s correct – the answer is chocolate. But Jason (bass) loves chocolate beers, …
Belgian Christmas ABV 7.1% IBU 26 Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, Pils, Special B, Candi Sugar, Cranberries, Cherries Hops: Santiam Good Tidings is a celebratory ale brewed with Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dried cranberries and cherries, and cherry juice. It’s hardly a fruit-forward beer, but the cranberries and cherries do impart a slight reddish hue plus a hint of tartness. The yeast esters enhance the beer’s subtle fruitiness, allowing a bit of cherry to shine through. And the Pils malt provides a gentle grain sweetness on the back end. I can’t …
BELGIAN OKTOBERFEST ABV 5.5% IBU Fermentables: Pils, Munich, Melanoidin, Red X, CaraMunich Hops: Magnum, Hallertau, Tettnang
Belgian Wheat ABV 5.9% IBU 22