Imperial IPA (9.7%) A hopnificent display of Citra and El Dorado, our biggest IPA ever.
Porter (6.2%) *contains lactose* Brewed with Bethel Bakery spice cake, pumpkin, milk sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla.
Session Amber (4.4%) A gentle English-inspired ale, brewed for Carson City Saloon & Coughlin’s Law.
Cinnamon Ghoul – Pumpkin Ale 5.5% ABV Fermentables: 2-row, Special Roast, Honey Malt, Pumpkin Purée Hops/Spices: Columbus, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Vanilla This is a “pumpkin ale,” which has more to do with the spices than anything else. We do use a moderate amount of pumpkin purée in the wort, which adds texture, color, and some fermentable sugars but not much else. The Special Roast grain adds a subtle pie-crust flavor that lingers after the swallow. But the most obvious flavor components are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla, which are added …
Fresh Hop Pale (4.6%) [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 of our other beers. We certainly would have liked to use two or three times the amount of hops, but the field is a work in progress. The growers expect …
CHILI PALE ABV 5.0% Fermentables: 2-row, Wheat, Munich, Honey Malt Hops/Spices: Columbus, Habanero, Serrano, Orange Zest When we released 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 capsaicin. There is also a noticeable “green” character from the serrano peppers. And as the beer warms, you get more of the subtle malt sweetness with a …
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!
IPA (7.3%) Drink Beer. Save Turtles. For our friends at Turtle Survival Alliance.
IPA (7.2%) Fermentables: 2-Row, Wheat, Oat Malt, CaraPils, Flaked Oats Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Ekuanot We’re thinking of Wowie Zowie as the hazy counterpart to Killer Diller. Its grain bill is comparable to the other hazy pales that we brew, and the hops are the same combination that we typically use in Killer Diller. Taste them side by side and decide which you like better, though your answer will probably be wrong, unless you agree with Brewer James.
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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.
Black IPA ABV 6.9% Fermentables: 2-Row, CaraMunich, BlackPrinz, Midnight Wheat Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic “Black IPA” is a silly descriptor (black pale ale, right?). But it’s become a recognized sub-style of the ever popular, boldly hopped, American IPA. The hops bring an assertive bitterness with berry and pine resin. And the dark grains add a touch of black coffee bitterness, plus dark chocolate. The name is borrowed from a guy named Ritchie.
Cucumber Sour (3.4%) Gose style ale with sea salt, coriander, cucumber, and dill.
Pineapple Ginger IPA (5.5%) Our Fresh Fest collaboration w/ Casa Brasil from Highland Park.
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Ginger Matcha Rice Cream Ale ABV 4.0% Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, CaraPils, Flaked Rice, Rice Syrup Hops/Spices: Centennial, Citra, Ginger, Matcha Another play on our basic cream ale. The malt recipe is rather bare-bones, with the addition of rice in place of corn. The rice lightens the taste and perhaps adds a hint of fruit. A subtle grain sweetness with virtually no hops bitterness leaves room for the delicate green tea flavor and aroma. Ginger brightens the finish and completes the “Asian inspired” theme.
Peach Ale (5.6%) 420 lbs. of peach purée and a pinch of cinnamon.