Golden ales are a delicate balance of malt and hops. To achieve this perfect balance, we based the ratio of malt and hops upon the actual golden number, the Fibonacci Sequence, or Phi as the Greeks knew it. This number’s pervasive appearance throughout nature creates a sense of balance, harmony and beauty in art, architecture, composition, space – and now beer! Some believe this number is a universal constant of design, the signature of God. (Some believe it is a perfect ratio of malt and hops.) And for those of you playing along at home, the actual number is 1.6180339887…..
Ours is a traditional German-style Wheat Beer. We use German wheat, German barley and German hops. It is gold in color and has a soft, smooth malt character. We also use a German yeast specifically cultivated for this style of beer. It imparts extremely interesting flavors of banana, clove and spice. It is unfiltered and, therefore, cloudy as is traditional. Please ask your server or bartender if you would like a slice of lemon served with it.
This American IPA is packed full of hops. Dry hopped with Citra, Nelson, & Simcoe for big flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry, grapefruit & melon.
An American IPA hopped throughout and then also dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade hops. Very resinous with fresh pine and loads of citrus flavors.We feel special that the author Kurt Vonnegut had the foresight to name his novel after us in advance.
A classic German-style dark wheat beer brewed with German wheat, crystal wheat, pale malt and chocolate malt, German hops and a German yeast. It is very flavorful with big notes of toffee, banana, clove and chocolate. It is unfiltered, and therefore cloudy, as is traditional. Please ask your server or bartender if you would like a slice of lemon served with it. Prost!
A classic German-style dark wheat beer brewed with German wheat, crystal wheat, pale malt and chocolate malt, German hops and a German yeast. It is very flavorful with big notes of toffee, banana, clove and chocolate. It is unfiltered, and therefore cloudy, as is traditional. The nitrogen adds a nice creamy texture.
Not brewed to any particular style, this is a dark, rich, full-bodied beer. A good portion of rye adds a spiciness to the roasty, chocolatey malt flavors. The Belgian yeast adds some bold fruit notes – plum, raisin and dark berry. We then aged it in a whiskey barrel for 5 months. We keg conditioned it and have aged it for about 2.75 years. The aging time adds even more fruit flavors and a touch of sherry.
Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - $5.50/13.3 oz Schwenker
Ours is a traditional Scotch Ale. Deep amber in color, rich, malty with a touch a caramel. It is fairly full-bodied and rich, without being too heavy. We brewed it with Golden Promise barley from Scotland, the barley so many wonderful Single Malt Scotches are made with. It has a wonderful depth of character. We pre-heat our kettle to caramelize the beer during the brewing process. This adds a nice dimension to the body.
Trippels are one of the most beautiful, wonderful beers ever brewed by man. There is just something majestic about them. No simple beer description could capture that. So I had to write a haiku for the description;
Golden gift from God
Sweet, honeysuckle, spice, fruit
Pour me another!
A Belgian-style beer brewed with spelt (an ancient form of wheat) and rye. The spelt adds a wheaty cereal character while the rye contributes a spiciness. We aged it in a JD whiskey barrel and as it ages flavors of apple and pear emerge and beautifully combine with the oak, whiskey and vanilla from the barrel.
It has a tawny brown color, with toffee and caramel malt flavors. We aged it in a Madeira wine barrel from Portugal which imparted those bold, spicy wine flavors. The yeast adds a plumb, raisin and spice character as well. This one is packed with flavor.
It has a tawny brown color, with toffee and caramel malt flavors. The yeast adds a plumb, raisin and spice character. We then aged it for four months in a whiskey barrel where the whiskey and vanilla meld perfectly with the flavors of the Dubbel. As it ages fruit flavors form adding yet another layer of flavor.