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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.
This is an Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine. It has the lightest color of the beers in our program but really carries a lot of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char and amazing lavender honey notes. There is a rich boozy honey liqueur character and loads of smooth sweet toasted malt. The El Dorado hops dance in the back ground and do not play a dominant role in the flavor profile. This beer gets better and better the longer it is in barrel.
Very limited draft availability.
Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.
Citrus, floral, malty and roasted aroma. Full mouth feel, strong hop character, smooth, balanced roasty finish. Hopped with Chinook and dry hopped with Mosaic.
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!
Slightly bitter and less malty than the traditional German counterpart. The nose is rich with strong citrus and floral notes. Distinct hop aroma leaves for a nice punch for a summer quencher.
Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with an imperial, barrel-aged version of our flagship Black Butte Porter. Our brewers love to experiment and they always add some fun new ingredients to this beer like chilies, cranberries, figs and other such treats. This year, to celebrate 28 years of brewing, theyâ€™ve added the interesting mix of ingredients above for another multi-layered flavor experience.
Imperial version of Barrel aged Mayan Mocha aged for 8 months in bourbon barrels.
This righteously flavorful imperial stout has been a favorite among our fansâ€”and usâ€”since its inception in 2013. In celebration of its third brewing, weâ€™ve upped the barrel-aging quotient for 2015, adding to the mix a version of last yearâ€™s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. This whopping, complex stout will cellar beautifullyâ€”if you can wait that long.
Eisner Award-winning comic-book cover artist Dave â€œThe Reverendâ€ Johnson created the fine art for the bottle in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative (heroinitiative.org), a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.
Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs.
Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet. Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock's huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma
Dry hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops.
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!
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.
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.
IPA made with rice and Meyer lemons. Brewed in collaboration with Coedo Brewing
A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest. Wraps up with a crisp, bitter finish.
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.
In April 2013 we inked a deal with ArtPrize that made us the official brewery of the competition for the next five years. The premier leadership sponsorship deal included offering our beer at all official ArtPrize events, signage, promotion, merchandise, specialized glassware and other items. It also included permission for us to use the ArtPrize identity marks (logo and graphics) on any co-packaged items, including beer. We plan to release a new beer for each year of our five-year partnership with ArtPrize under the name â€œArtist Seriesâ€. This is year two. Last yearâ€™s release was Inspired Artist Black IPA. â€œMaking a unique beer in honor of ArtPrize has become a fun challenge for our brewers,â€ said Dave Engbers, our co-founder and vice president of brand and education. â€œThis yearâ€™s release just fell into place. Ninkasiâ€”a stained glass ArtPrize submission that showed in our taproom last yearâ€”became a permanent part of our taproom when we purchased it last year. We knew right away that it would make a perfect label for Mosaic Promise, a beautifully simple beer that we had been experimenting with for some time.â€ Mosaic Promise showcases a single maltâ€”Golden Promiseâ€”and a single hopâ€”Mosaic. The traditional barleyâ€™s depth of flavor and the versatility of the hopsâ€™ bittering, flavor and aroma characteristics are the strong pillars that comprise the structure of this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that thereâ€™s also beauty in simplicity. Proceeds from the sale of Mosaic Promise will support the future programming of the ArtPrize organization. ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote. Its mission is to promote critical dialogue and collaboration through new, creative ideas among a large and diverse population of people. As an innovator in redefining what beer can be, we believe that experimentation is central to the human experienceâ€”whether one experiments with grains and hops or colored glass and lightâ€”and that sharing oneâ€™s creation with the public is a brave act worth celebrating.
Itâ€™s been said; "Itâ€™s easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surlyâ€™s a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day, itâ€™s just a beer. If you like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanboys grab it.
Hopped in 5 different stages, this beer has flavors of apricot, mango and lemon. But this isnâ€™t your regular Sculpin IPA - this verison has the addition of 100% fresh pineapple pure to create a new twist on an old favorite.
Session IPA brewed with lactose
The newest member of the Firestone family, Union Jack is the aggressive IPA that you've been searching for. Citrus, pineapple, and a full chewy malt profile finish clean on your palate. Over 70 IBUs and 7.5% alcohol by volume, Union Jack won't have any problem competing with the big India Pale Ales. A beer true to its origins; deeply hopped and bolstered for a long voyage.
Think Moscow Mule in the form of beer. This is an easy drinking lager with lime puree and candied ginger added. This will soon become a summertime quencher.
Pleasing Cubs fans for over 100 year
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.
This light and crisp ale is sure to capture your taste buds. Not quite a pale ale not quite an IPA. This is our flagship beer which is brewed exclusively with citra hops. The aroma is an intoxicating bouquet of grapefruit, tropical fruit, lemon, and pine.
Single hopped with Mandarina Bavaria. Super light in both color and body. The hop profile gives it a nice little bite. Tends to drink very easily. Similar in taste and aroma to a hopped up pilsner or IPL. Taste the last bit of summer right now!
This beer is now brewed under the name "Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest"
The cornerstone of our Harvest series is the beer that started the modern-day fresh hop ale phenomenon in America, our original Harvest Ale.
Created in 1996, Harvest Ale features Cascade and Centennial hops from the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington. These hops are harvested and shipped as wetÂ un-dried hops Âthe same day they are pickedÂto our brewery in Chico where our brewers eagerly wait to get them into the brew kettle while their oils and resins are still at their peak.
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip of this beer rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.
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.
A crisp easy drinking Pils with just enough hopping for bitterness and a flavorful compliment to the malt.
A Founders take on a classic Pilsner, featuring Corn & Carapils malt, Chinook, Cascade & Centennial Hops!
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 is our Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels and it just won the 2010 and 2011 Gold medal at the GABF for barrel aged beers!!! This beer goes into the barrels as a roasty dark chocolate, coffee accented mild mannered stout and comes out transformed as a milk chocolate, smooth dark cherry, vanilla and coconut infused masterpiece. We are incredibly proud of this beer and it seems as though it was always meant to be a barrel aged brew.
100% Oak Barrel Aged
Very limited draft availability.
Belgo-American Blonde Ale with citrusy, melonesque American hop notes balanced by a light malt sweetness. Belgian yeast adds complex flavors of summer stone fruit and spice with a crisp, dry finish.
Strong and sensual, this golden, Belgian-style ale glows with goodness. The richness of German malts and Belgian yeast are tempered by a sparkling approach and overall light body. Considerable depth of character with abundant herbal, fruity notes make this one to savor.
Fruity and spicy characteristics from the Belgian yeast and the citric and tropical qualities from the hops
Central Coast Quad
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.
This AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, featuring orange peel and coriander spice emanated from the basement blues music legacy Dave McIntyre (Oskar Blusologist) built at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO. On draft for over a decade, Priscillaâ€™s zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation. Light bodied with a subtle savory spice accent and a dry, lightly tart finish you can nearly feel the flicker of the neon and sounds of the King. White Wit Wheat.
A light, lovely cider, with a purple blush, that blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with the tart mysteries of organic black currant. Immensely drinkable.
Editorâ€™s note: this is a base cider, then pastorized and sweetened with balckcurrant.
After the harvest, we press our organic apples and allow them to slowly ferment for up to six months. We then carefully hand-fill and label each bottle and let it age for several weeks to properly condition.
There are only two ingredients in our Orchard Gate Gold: Apple Juice and Yeast. No artificial flavors or colors and - of course - no sulfite nor preservatives of any kind.
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
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.
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.
Tastes just like a root beer soda - but a lot stronger!
Pumking is an ode to PÃºca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. PÃºca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it's alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape. This beer is brewed with pagan spirit yet should be enjoyed responsibly.
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!
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.
West Coast IIPA
You better bee-lieve honey is the beeâ€™s knees, so we brewed a Double Eye-PA with 100lbs of natureâ€™s sweetest nectar. Harvested locally in Illinois, the wildflower honey gives a hive five of sweetness up front before 100 Eye-Bee-Uâ€™s of hop bitterness stings your bee-hind. A plethora of pineapple and grapefruit combs through the sweetness before leaving your palate buzzinâ€™. Bee sure not to get stuck in the honey pot, though, bee-cause at 8.9% A-Bee-V, things could get a little sticky.
A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. Weâ€™ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge â€œhop bite.â€ Once youâ€™ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 8%ABV
This Double IPA finishes at 8.25% ABV, and has a bitter bite at over 100 IBUs. As far as the dominant hop goes, three pounds of Centennial hops per barrel give our double IPA a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.
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!
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.
Sneaky Smooth with a Touch of What we Call Wheatly-esque-ish-ness. Crispy Wheat and Pale Malt flavors with a Zippy Hop Finish. A Return of the Brand-Spankin' New Beer From The Summer of 2009.
With a dark beer as our first and flagship brand, Black Butte defined Deschutes as a radical player. A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. Itâ€™s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.
Our Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. TCHO cocoa nibs were blended with the toasted coconut during the maturation process to intensify the aroma of coconut and dark chocolate.
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.
Robust, full bodied porter with roasted notes of chocolate and dark caramel.
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!
Founders flagship beer. Dirty Bastard is an absolute beautiful beer to behold. Dark ruby in color and brewed with ten varieties of imported malts this beer continuously lives up to its reputation as a bold and powerful ale. Dirty Bastard is complex in the finish with hints of smoke and peat paired with a malty richness, finalized with a good bit of hop attitude. This beer ain't for the wee lads.
Looks can be deceiving! This satisfying simulation of self exploration is sure to surprise your pallet. Itâ€™s an extremely smooth sessionable coffee blonde. So light a candle and enjoy the adventure this beer has to offer.
Our Chocolate milk stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and more chocolate. With a frothy tan head and a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate milk stout is a perfect addition to the change of seasons. Brewed with over 3 pounds of cocoa nibs per barrel this beer is a chocolate lovers dream!
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.
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.