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!
Our patented Firestone Union uniquely incorporates 60-gallon American oak barrels into the fermentation process that yields beers of extraordinary character and complexity. This system improves the fullness of the palate, balances hop character and lends a clean briskness to the finish. The influence of the toasted oak also imparts unique hints of smokiness and vanilla, as well as a subtle fruitiness to the flavor profile.
A well-balanced, medium to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.
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.
A strong ale to warm your insides in the dead of winter. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves.
Citrus, floral, malty and roasted aroma. Full mouth feel, strong hop character, smooth, balanced roasty finish. Hopped with Chinook and dry hopped with Mosaic.
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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!
What weâ€™ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
This special Reserve Series brew will only be offered December â€“ February (limited distribution)
The Abyss: Stout brewed with licorice and molasses with 33% aged in oak and oak bourbon barrels. Itâ€™s dark. Itâ€™s deep. Itâ€™s mysterious. Aged in French Oak and Bourbon barrels, this special brew has immeasureable depth inviting you to explore and discover its rich, complex profile. The flavor of molasses and licorice draw you in further and further with each sip. The Abyss beckons. Enjoy the journey.
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!
Inspired by West Coast I.P.A.'s, but brewed with Michigan style. The Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. Often described as "grapefruit" our hops give this beer an excellent fruit flavor that finishes dry, crisp, and clean. It will pour a nice deep copper color with a bit of haziness. Because of our almost patented "Intense Transfer Methods" our Crooked Tree has won several medals in the India Pale Ale category.
Big, juicy citrus complexity. The rich golden hue is clear as the sky. Typical hop punch but without the long lingering sting. Slight grassy notes but a wonderfully balanced brew.
crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal. A unique hopping program gives this beer a massive, clean bitterness and fresh hop aroma bursting with hints of citrus and fresh fruit.
Cumulus - Northeast I.P.A. 6.3% Abv.
Cumulus is a Northeast Style I.P.A. that is brewed with Oats and Wheats. The yeast strain gives it the hazy affected. This beer has a soft mouthfeel and is like drinking hop juice. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Kohatu hops.
This gem is honored with the name of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, and is Short's best selling India Pale Ale. It has such an abundant amount of hops that it sensually provides a punch to the palate. The numerous hop varieties used in its creation render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds with the hops to create a perfect balance.
Crystal and Chinook full-hopped character, dark orange hued in color, light on the nose but has a nice spicy/sweet finish. Caramel sweet maltiness with peppery spiciness from the rye. This is the beer that makes "Lincoln-Way" famous!
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€
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
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.
Continually hopped with one pound of hops every four minutes for 90 minutes and then dry hopped with an additional 11 pounds bringing the total hops to over 33 pounds per batch.
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.
This American Pale Ale is fresh as they come and only being poured at select bars in Chicago. Brewed with Mosaic and Amarillo hops, Lizard King will be the perfect way to start (or end) your day.
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.
A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A
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.
Pony is new to the scene, but we welcome this pilsner lager into the fold like an old friend. Pony is a crisp, clean pilsner you can saddle on up to the bar and order with a confident, rangy thunder. Get on yer stoop or prepare for the trek, thereâ€™s a Pony in every pint.
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!
Icelandic Pants of the Dead akablend of a foeder beer and an all Brettanoymces IPA. Tart sour n "Nabrok" aka "Death Underpants" aka "Necropants" is an American sour and borne of an unholy otes collide with fresh and fruity hoppy flavor and aroma married together with a classic wild yeast backbone.
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned!
100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.
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.
Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White is unique and truly refreshing. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and our own special blend of spices, this beer is light and slightly cloudy in appearance, with a spicy aroma. Overall, it is a beer that is very drinkable and smooth any time of the year.
Recommended Serving Temp: 34Â°F to 50Â°F
Gold, World Beer Cup 2010
Bronze, GABF 2010
Gold, GABF 2005
Silver, World Beer Cup 2004
Gold, GABF 2002
Bronze, World Beer Cup 2002
Gold, World Beer Cup 1998
Easy drinking with a subtle hop presence, the addition of 65# of clover honey makes it sweet to the nose and on the palate. Light golden blonde hue. Light spice and medium fruity esters. Enjoy this throughout the summer months.
In the hop capital of Belgium, Hommel is the word for humulus, the plant genus where hops reside. Our Hommel Bier defies tradition by combining North American malts, Pacific Northwest hops, and a Belgian yeast strain. The result is a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops. We think itâ€™s buzzworthy.
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.
his Belgian style tripel pours a beautiful straw color and has aromas of spice, pepper, and clove phenolics from the Belgian yeast. Just enough hop presence to balance the big malt bill along with a copious addition of Belgian Candi sugar to keep this beer clean and the finish dry.
Long Strange Tripel aged in whiskey barrels with peppermint leaves added.
Test batch - limited availability.
Ommegang Witte, a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale with whispers of sweet orange and a touch of tart lemon. Soft and seductive, Ommegang Witte is this summer's version of spicy intrigue and refreshing flavor.
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.
Newest seasonal fruit beer offering from TBCO. California Common beer style that is comparable to a Steam Beer. This beer has a nice malty backbone yet the light, crisp and refreshment is enhanced by the 84# of strawberry puree added in the brew. This beer is meant to be enjoyed throughout the summer months. Move aside Radlerâ€¦here comes Armed Strobbery!
Hard apple cider blended with Michigan Raspberries.
Cinnamon, pecans & vanilla beans
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.
Total contrarian brew here. Whoâ€™d expect a saison to appear on winters doorstep? This one is brewed entirely with Pilsner malt and spicy German hops. Fermented at a warm temperature with a traditional Belgian yeast strain. Expect some peppery, spicy, earthy and refreshing characteristics. Salute our American forefathers and their false wooden teeth. Cheers!
Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. Radler (literally â€œcyclist,â€) takes its name from active German sportsmen of a hundred years ago, but our version tastes just as good even if you do nothing more strenuous than lifting it to your lips.
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.
BrickStone's latest seasonal brew, Shady Summer, will be released this Thursday, May 17th, at 11am. This straw-colored, unfiltered American wheat is flavored with lemon and is 4.5% ABV. It's so refreshing and perfect to enjoy on the patio on those hot summer days.
A beer with hundreds of pounds of fresh Raspberries can only be considered the perfect beer for Summer, right? Right. Beckoning for friends, beer gardens, and sunshine, â€œSummerlyâ€ will aid in the process of forgetting Winter because Winter is the absolute worst thing ever. Brewed with three different kinds of wheat and 2-row malt from the good olâ€™ US of A, this wheat ale will refresh even the thirstiest of palates.
True to German style. Pale in color to traditional bock beers. A bit more hop-centric than most because of the Bravo / Saphir combination. Lightly toasted and bready malt character is pleasant on the palate.
bread, marzipan, John Dusek approved
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.
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.
Tastes just like a root beer soda - but a lot stronger!
A highly drinkable ale steeped with hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel for a natural tartness and slight pink hue.
Just like the Evolution replaced the Shovelhead, our Big Twin DIPA is evolving into a killer 8% intensely hopped, bright double IPA with a dry but bitter finish. Hopped with mandarina and mosaic, it is a superbly well balanced brew!
Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha's used to create this monster. More IBU's than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil.
Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphaâ€™s used to create this monster. More IBUâ€™s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs
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.
Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes â€œfreshâ€â€”guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. The devastatingly independent batch you have in your hands is no different. It, like its predecessors before, is a celebration and declaration
Sex is Cheapâ€¦especially in some parts of the south side. This is a South meets North collaboration with our friends at Dry Hop Brewing in East Lakeview. This beer packs a heck of a wallop at 8.5% abv and is really quite approachable with the 84# of apricot puree added to the beer. This beautifully colored beer drinks crisp and clean and should be not be missed, causeâ€™ once itâ€™s goneâ€¦itâ€™s gone.
Lots of hops with a nice malty backbone
Tribes Beer Collab. Passion Fruit IIPA
American Double IPA with face-melting citrusy, resinous American hop character and a light caramel malt backbone.
Aroma is juicy tropical fruit mixed with caramel and oranges. Tastes intense. Big tropical fruit sweetness up front along with some moderate dank hops. Finishes very bitter with lingering grass, weed, pine, and light cedar.
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.
A ridable American Wheat Ale boasting wheatey
nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.
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.
Brown Ale with Sumatran coffee added.
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.
Dark red, not clear enough to to see through. Wonderful nose of pomegranate and honey. There is a nice warming the whole way down. Plenty of honey up front and in the finish. The pomegranate plays a nice role and is not the star but is a nice counter to the sweet.