Inspired by traditional English ESBs, our Calico Amber Ale is as American as it could be. A rich complexity comes from four types of maltâ€”but it's those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma.
To round out our traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, we use a proprietary yeast to develop a fruity, Madeira-like richness. Try one today, and find out what a gold medal beer tastes like!
A well-balanced, medium to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.
Caramel and toffee notes abound in this deep copper-colored American Barleywine-style ale alongside toasted malt and a hint of ripe dark fruits. Old Numbskull showcases malt sweetness, intense American hops, and an aggressive bitterness. Extremely well-balanced, the full-bodied mouthfeel and assertive hop profile leads into a deceptively smooth finish. Old Numbskull can be enjoyed now or laid down for years to come.
A somewhat recent and over-looked American strong ale, the Wheatwine (or Wheat Wine) is akin to a Barleywine in strength, but contains a large portion of wheat malt; upwards of 50%. This brew is not derived from grapes which is what you may expect. This full-bodied beer features bready and candy flavors, finishing with a good deal of malty sweetness. The wheat provides a soft and fluffy mouthfeel. Additionally, this beer was aged in French oak wine barrels for 9 months. The barrel imparts much flavor to this beer.
Citrus, floral, malty and roasted aroma. Full mouth feel, strong hop character, smooth, balanced roasty finish. Hopped with Chinook and dry hopped with Mosaic.
Coffee Bender refreshes like an iced-coffee, is aromatic as a bag of whole beans as satisfies like your favorite beer. The Surly brew team has developed a cold extraction process that results in intense coffee aromatics and flavor bringing together two of our favorite beverages. Your only dilemma will be whether to finish your day or start it with a Coffee Bender.
This is the namesake for one of our brewer's favorite shop dogs. 'Ol Bender is a hound that is relaxed and calm in nature but can also pack a powerful wallop if your not careful. This beer has a biscuity nose...but that makes sense, as 'Ol Bender loves dog biscuits as a treat too. Hoist one for the hound!
Coffee Brown Ale
Selected as a benchmark for the Beer Judge Certification Program used in all American based beer judging. Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy head's floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale's sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.
A hopped up IPA that always maintains the same consistent grain bill. However, we craft our IPA with a new twist each time it is expertly brewed!
As we know, hop varietals are growing rapidly and we are always attempting to take advantage of them. Our "Craft'd" IPA will always change based on which hops we want to use at the time. Brewer David loves the opportunity to experiment with the various versions! This current batch is Cascade hopped and Chinook dry hopped
Whenever Craft'd is on, make sure you give it a try!
Glaucus is the mythological existence of a being, both man and fish, a deity amongst mere mortals. The only beer fitting of such a name marries bold and spicy Belgian yeasy with bright citric American hops in a way even the gods would adore. Savor this golden beverage that can calm even the harshest seas.
Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that will evolve and revolve approximately every 90 days. It all kicks off with Revolution No. 001, to be followed by Revolution No. 002 and so on. The base beer will remain the same with each new release, but the hop blend will change every time, so that no two releases will be exactly alike. In other words, there will be a common thread, but also some turns in the road as different hops are pushed to the forefront. Luponic Distortion is an intentional departure from the heavier style of many IPAs. Instead, it aims for a razor-like brightness, providing a clean platform for the hop aromas to pop as vividly as possible. As many as nine different hops will be included in each release, with up to six used in the dry hopping alone. However, with each release, the brewing team is going to turn up the volume a different featured experimental hop, which will be dry hopped in greater quantity than the others. â€œWe can completely evolve, change and redirect this thing as new hops come to us and as we get to know the hops better,â€ says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. â€œLuponic is this beer that can keep morphing and stay interesting and remain out in front of this crazy hop wave.â€
Infused with mango
By land and by sea, MerBear Rye IPA is a unique union of styles. Amarillo, Hallertau Blanc, Centennial, and Equinox hops lend to the beerâ€™s pungent, fruity character that ends on a spicy, malty caramel backbone. Rarely seen, yet never ignored, itâ€™s an unforgettably full-bodied ale, carefully crafted for those particularly audacious craft beer drinkers.
The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. Founded in 1992, the Mart continues to be a catalyst for the San Diego brewing scene, setting the trend for handcrafted ales. Inspired by our customers, employees and brewers, the Sculpin IPA is bright with aromas of apricot, peach, mango and lemon. Its lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. This delicious Ballast Point Ale took a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Pro Am category. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin is considered some of the most tasty. Something that has a sting but tastes great, sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.
While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. Weâ€™ve brewed many over the past 18 years, from double-down bitter bombs to piney session sippers. Whether itâ€™s big IBUs or a precise ABV, thereâ€™s usually a target weâ€™re shooting for. The same is true of this, our latest IPA, but we gave zero thought to any acronyms. This one was all about packing as much unique and, you guessed it, delicious flavor into a glass as humanly possible, regardless of oomph or octane. This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor thatâ€™s balanced by hop spice. Itâ€™s unlike anything weâ€™ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation weâ€™re excited to introduce to hopheads everywhere.
You wanna talk about a hop bomb? Well this is it. Not for the faint of heart. This beer was continuously hopped 1# every 4 minutes for 90 minutes. We thought that wasnâ€™t enough and then dry hopped it with another 11# bringing the total to 33# of hops in this batch. If you love hops this IS the beer for you
Vallejo, an India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This 6.7% hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.
The perfect Mexican lager. Light and refreshing, it really hits the spot after a long day of brutal chainsaw work. Brewed with the finest malt, Saaz hops, yeast, water, and love.
3 Floyd's flagship beer, Alpha King is a big American pale ale that pours a deep amber with a creamy head. This ale is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, and Warrior hops giving it an intense citrus aroma and a crisp hoppy finish.
A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, horde it.
American Pale Ale with Calypso and Mosaic hops. Made by Doug Pominville.
Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
AleSmith dialed in the recipe resulting in an extremely drinkable 6% ABV Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness designed to fill the gap between AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale and AleSmith IPA. This San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings.
The name â€œ394â€ (.394) references the highest single-season batting average Gwynn set back in 1994. Note *** in 1941 Ted Williams batted .406, Williams was the last player to bat .400 in a season. ***. Ready to be released at the June 6th Padres Beerfest, San Diego Pale Ale 394 will reflect the commitment to excellence shared by the legendary Tony Gwynn and the AleSmith team.
Made with 100% Vienna malt as the base and some light caramel malts for color. Hopped and dry hopped with Hull Melon. Strawberry and green melon aromas with a malty and slightly sweet mouthfeel and clean finish.
Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFFâ€™s pale ale has just the Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFFâ€™s pale ale has just the malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.
Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.
Rev Pils is a traditional German pilsner that weâ€™ve brewed with a slighty American approach. All-German malts join in with our Bavarian lager yeast for a crisp and exceptionally clean pilsner with flavors of straw and fresh grains. This wonderfully dry brew allows the all-German hops (Saphir and Hallertauer Gold) to go further, delivering some slightly spiced, earthy aromas and the flavors of fresh gress.
This California style pilsner is crisp, refreshing and highly drinkable with hop aroma and flavor from Czech Saaz, Cluster, and German Hallertau hops. Our Seacoast Pilsner is the perfect companion to endless days spend on sun-kissed shores, sandy beaches, backyeard BBQs â€“ or just about anywhere!
Stella Artois was first brewed as a Christmas beer in leuven. It was named Stella from the star of Christmas, and Artois after Sebastian Artois, founder of the brewery. It's brewed to perfection using the original Stella Artois yeast and the celebrated Saaz hops. It's the optimum premium lager, with it's full flavour and clean crisp taste.
Betty on Black is a perfectly roasted stout with hints of dark chocolate and intense coffee. Golden Promise malt gives the beer a thick, rich mouthfeel. We also added Crystal, Cascade & Chinook hops to give it a nice, bitter, IPA-like intense finish.
Close Encounter is a bold venture into depths unknown. The best of both worlds co-exist between a rich roasted malt er'n character and an aggressive hop presence that will probe your taste buds like +thing you have experienced before. Don't fear the unknown, embrace it! You never know who or what you may encounterâ€¦
Pasteurised. Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder.
Launched in 1961.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, about 25 to 30% flaked barley, and about 10% roasted barley, with no other grains or sugars; several hop varieties, mainly Goldings (pellets and isomerized extract); a flocculent head-forming ale yeast.
Made with pilsner and white wheat malts. Lightly hopped with German Tettnage and 40 gals of fresh peach juice added. Herbal clove, slight banana, and peach aromas with a full, slightly malty, sweet mouthfeel and clean finish
Because of the Belgian yeast from Brouwerij La Chouffe, this beer has sweet, malty nose to it. The front consists of a lot of clove and banana as most traditional Belgian beers do, but, we dry hopped this with Falconerâ€™s Flight hops so the finish will kick you in the mouth with a big, bitter, citrus foot.
Belgian-style ale brewed with sweet Belgian-style ale brewed with sweet orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns & vanilla
Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we werenâ€™t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.
Belgian style wheat beer spiced with bitter orange peel and coriander. Lightly hopped with Mandarina Bavaria to give it a nice hoppy finish. Just for the warm weather season, we added gallons of blood orange puree to make this a crushable, citrusy summer brew.
Our interpretation of this classic and refreshing Belgian style ale is brewed with organic pilsner and wheat malts from Canada. Freshly ground coriander and Curacao orange peel, along with a special Wit yeast strain, contribute wonderful orange and citrus aromas and a crisp, yet silky, mouthfeel.
Our spiced California style Wit is both refreshing and complex. Brewed with wheat, coriander, California orange peel and local orange blossom honey. From the first sip to the last youâ€™ll find subtle flavors of bread, spice, citrus and a thirst quenching orange honey finish.
Clean roasted barley malt presence with light notes of coffee and dark fruit. Medium bodied with a bittersweet finish.
Immortal Jelly is an experimental cider fermented with a blend of northern Michigan apples, along with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Rosie in color, the complex blend of berry fruit flavors provides a big tart acidity up front, before a very dry finish.
Enjoy the brightness of this cider, made from heirloom and organic dessert apples, blended with the elegant sweetness and subtle delights of organic pear. A timeless taste of the orchard. Editorâ€™s note: this is a base apple cider, then pastorized and flavored with pear juice afther fermentation, therefore not a perry.
Cinnamon, pecans & vanilla beans
Traditional English style pale ale. Malt forward but the addition of Chinook and Crystal hops give this brew a discernible, well balanced hop character. This beer is made for drinkers that prefer a slightly more malt forward and balanced approach as opposed to the traditional hop forward American style.
Our brewer, David, being a native of the warmth of the Florida sun, began to get a bit â€œtiredâ€ of the traditional Chicagoland winter. He decided to brew this one with visions of again feeling the warmth of the sun on his face while enjoying his brew at an outdoor, sidewalk beer garden. He says â€œOnce that happensâ€¦spring is finally here!â€ Get your flip-flops out. Summer is just around the corner. Cheers! Slightly tart from the addition of blackberry puree. Fresh full hop flavor. Traditional light straw notes as expected in a saison. Easy drinking session style beer just right for the spring season
Glimmerglass - The name given to our lake by James Fenimore Cooper - is a beautiful body. Nested between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring. To help celebrate, pour new spring saison offers a perfect balance of maltiness and hops, with a touch of yeasty fruitiness and a whiff of pepper.
The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when the three guys (Sam from Dogfish, Greg from Stone and Bill from Victory) formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) - a noble endeavor with the goal to highlight the passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement.
So, BUFF didnâ€™t really do anything (beyond talk a lot of talk) until 2010 when the three brewers finally got together to jointly brew at beer at the Stone Brewery. Saison du BUFF will first be brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries - same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010.
Plans call for Saison du BUFF to be a 6% alc/vol Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. This beer will be brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. The expected release dates for each brew are as follows:
Dry hopped saison with notes of lemon and apricot. This beer is fresh and offers a dry clean finish. The dupont yeast strain gives this beer the classic Belgian flavor profile. Dry hopped with 1 lb of German Saphir hops per barrel gives this saison a unique yet tasty character.
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.
A wheat beer brewed with grapefruit.
Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandyâ€”RÃ¼bÃ¦us is Foundersâ€™ way to celebrate the seasonâ€™s warmest months. Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during fermentation, this stunning berry red masterpiece is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. No question about it, with a hefty malt bill and 5.7% ABV, this beer is 100% Founders.
Simply put: Fruit Rye Ale. A bountiful blend of toasted rye flakes and two row malted barley make wort fermented with 200 pounds of pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries resulting in a sweet fruity delicacy. Intoxicatingly refreshing and brewed special for those ladies who enjoy their wine.
Made with pilsner and red wheat malts. Hopped and dry hopped with German Tettnange for a total of 1 lb per barrel. Herbal and floral aromas with a clean, crisp mouth feel and slightly sweet finish.
Optimism is great and all, but sometimes in order to open and operate a brewery in Lemont, you need to go â€œThe Full Lemonty.â€ A crisp and clean golden ale brewed with white wheat, Belgian aromatic malts, and a blend of American hops leaving a delicate bitterness to balance the subtle, underlying sweetness. Both a gateway beer for new craft beer fans and an all-day sipper for the vet, this is something everyone can enjoy.
Mango Magnifico is a never-before-released, high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and Michigan-grown habaneros. Each 750mL bottle of this 10% ABV ale is intended to be shared. Not a traditional fruit beer, the delicate tropical fruit in Mango Magnifico is punctuated by a hint of heat, increasing the overall depth of flavor and adding another level of complexity. It will be a refreshing drink for the warm summer months.
We added 84lbs of grapefruit puree to our year-round double IPA â€œBig Twinâ€. It gives our already citrus forward double a bigger and juicier flavor. Still very well balanced but adding the grapefruit gives the beer an even, smoother bitter and lingering finish.
This huge double IPA is finely balanced with caramel 60 and wheat malt, then massive amounts of centenial, cascade, and falconers flight hops produce a citrusy hop juice character. Like the dominatrix, she will reel you in with her sweet beauty then whip you into a hoppy submission!
Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation.
A tribute beer brewed to honor the memory of our fallen solider, Columbus (a brewery kitten we knicknamed Mongo), who used each of his 9 lives in a short â€“ but brazen â€“ 10 months on this planet.
Let's just say the little dude lived a hard life. Only, he wasn't so little. In fact, he was the largest of five kittens born at the brewery in 2009. Mongo was so large in fact that his brothers and sisters kicked him out of the litter.
I told you dude had it rough.
Like most double IPA-style beers, the taste of hops that linger for days is at work in this beer. We like the way hops weave in and out of what little malt you can taste. Certainly, we brewed this as a hop-forward beer and think that after one sip you'll agree with us.
Named after a serene Coronado shoreline where locals soak up sun and suds. This easy-drinking IPA will transport you to a tropical paradise the moment it hits your lips. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross hops provide flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and sun-kissed citrus with soft accents of nectarine and peach.
Our most heavily hopped beer ever bursts forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hop aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish. Heed your call and enjoy.
Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.
This beer is intended to be our interpretation, paying homage, to the true west coast style. Expect big, bold and bracing bitterness with tropical fruit notes of mango and grapefruit. Taste the bold and resinous flavor from massive dry hopping. But you better be careful 'cause this brew will take you from 0-100 real fast!
Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish.
With roots in two of todayâ€™s most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by our brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.
An American Wheat Ale, Gumballhead is named in honor of the underground comic book cat created by Rob Syers. Initially a seasonal summer beer, now brewed year round due to demand. This beer helped redefine American Wheat Beers. Brewed with Amarillo Hops and a generous portion of American red wheat, Gumballhead has a complex hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, marmalade and peach. These flavors combined with low bitterness make Gumballhead a refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn't suck.
Finally, a Surly beer my German mother will drink. She says this one tastes like a bier from back home. Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is not filtered and fermented with lager yeast. American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). It's fiendishly drinkable, and you don't have to sell your soul to get another.
Dark and smooth, with aromas and flavors of caramel and chocolate, full mouth feel with a pleasant roasted finish. Made with 2 row, dark caramel, dark chocolate and roasted wheat malts, and of course a healthy dose of oats. Wilamette hopped.
A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.
Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It's a lover, not a fighter.
Traditional style Strong Scotch Ale. Malty aroma and taste with a clean, smooth finish. Deep copper to brown color. Slightly sweet with a full body. Pronounced malty caramel and roasted malt flavor as emphasized by the use of Munich malts. Finishes with hints of cherry smoke.
A unique style makes for a unique beer. Sweet nose and palate from the cacao nibs and vanilla beans. Lightly hopped with Bravo and Cascade offering a pleasant taste not often found in stouts. Mix in 4 gallons of Dark Matter Chocolate City and now you have got a real winner. Lingering soft finish makes this an easy drinking stout that shouldnâ€™t be missed.
A cinfully delectable wine with the sweet flavors of honey, apples, and cinnamon. In each bottle a aspice pack containing cinnamon, hibiscus, chamomile, roasted chicory, orange peel, natural apple flavor, and other spices, enhances the flavor with age. Apple Cin Mead is perfect served hot or blended with your favorite beer or soda.
Honey Wine Fermented with Coco. This sweet and chocolaty wine has a minty chocolate character with lush honey flavor.