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In this epic battle, the Blood of the Unicorn has been shed by the sword of the deadly assassin of the east. One sip of this.aggressively hopped red ale clearly reveals what drives these, the greatest of, hop heads of lore. Is this the end of the mythical horned horse? Or will he rise like the phoenix to fight another day?
A well-balanced, medium to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.
The Boffo Brown ale is a beer that we brewed years ago and then put it in semi retirement for a couple years while we focused on other brands at the brewery. We have recently put it back onto active duty and are brewing it all year. The beer itself is delicious and is a favorite to many of us here at the brewery. Just as most of our beers it's on the "full body" scale pushing the envelope of what an American Brown Ale is to most people. The beer is a very deep/dark color of brown with a nice creamy tan head. The mouthfeel of the beer is very soft and is very drinkable. Flavors of malt, caramel, toffee, and a mild earthy nutty finish allow this beer to be paired with hearty food and sips of bourbon.
This nutbrown alte is velvety smooth with a rich caramel aroma. We blend seven different malts for just the right touch of sweetness and a creamy finish worth craving.
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
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.
A malt forward brew that is heavily dominated with notes of chocolate, caramel, and hints of coffee. Brewed with 2 row pale malt, dark munich, crystal 80 and chocolate malt. A small dose of Kent Golding and Fuggle hops keeps the sweetness in check.
"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind's dream to blot out the sun." -C. Montgomery Burns 97 IBU 10.4%
This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. We add a touch of hops to make this delicious brew even tastier. 85 IBUs
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, your about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.
Imperial stout brewed with fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors.
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Mosaic - all 2016 fresh harvested
Whole flower hops come of age in this refreshing India pale ale. Exciting flavors will be the life of the party as we celebrate 21 years of Victory. We were so impressed with this yearâ€™s harvest in Yakima we decided to brew 2017â€™s anniversary brew with our favorite hops from the trip: Roy Farms Chinook, Roy Farms Centennial, and Black Star Ranch Mosaic. Aggressive kettle and dry-hopping will showcase notes of pine, resinous hop character, and tropical fruit. Slight haze.
A new 'tropical' IPA starring Azacca hops, an experimental hop variety from Roy Farms!
Super hazy, nice sweetish peaches aroma. Slighty herbal
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!
GoneAway is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.
Admin Note - This beer was previously known as "Heyoka" and "Senita" but has been changed by the brewery to this current name. All ratings will be housed under this listing.
This IPA is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget hops, all from our friends at Hop Heads Farms in Hickory Corners, MI.
Hop Head Farms, co-founded by one of our investors, Nunzino Pizza, provides quality Midwest hops to everyone from professional craft brewers to homebrewers.
Our "East Coast" version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.
Firestone Walkerâ€™s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series reaches firmly into the Southern Hemisphere with the release of Revolution No. 004 this monthâ€”a mind-bending mix of seven different hop varieties, led by a pair of experimental South African hops. Four South African hops take the lead in Revolution 004. Two are experimental hops with pronounced tropical fruit qualities, along with distinct white grape and floral notes. The third hop presents a lively passion fruit character, while the fourth is more classically noble in profile.
It's been said; "It'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. "Surly'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, it'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.
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. We've brewed many over the past 18 years, from double-down bitter bombs to piney session sippers. Whether it's big IBUs or a precise ABV, there's usually a target we'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 that's balanced by hop spice. It's unlike anything we've tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we're excited to introduce to hopheads everywhere.
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.
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.
r This single hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. pseudoSue unique and addictive taste is clean and bright with just enough bite! Admin Note: Previously brewed as a 5.8% ABV offering, current and future batches are listed at 7% ABV per a tweak and translating the beer to a larger 30 bbl system. Tweaks may continue to change this ABV slightly as they settle on an official end product.
Search instead for This single hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. pseudoSueâ€™s unique and addictive taste is clean and bright with just enough bite! Admin Note: Previously brewed as a 5.8% ABV offering, current and future batches are listed at 7% ABV per a tweak and translating the beer to a larger 30 bbl system. Tweaks may continue to change this ABV slightly as they settle on an official end product.
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.
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.
Traditional German style unfiltered, wheat sour with coriander and sea salt. Providing a refreshing zip and tang. Somewhat dry with very little hop bitterness. Originally from Leipzig region.
This is the new and improved Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout. This is a beer that deserved to stand on its own, so we rebranded it and gave it a bit more body. The beer is now 7.1%, but still holds the same flavor profile you all love from years past.
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.
Impossibly reddish in color (due to the beets) with nitro cascade fading into a pink cap of stable foam, great clarity. Seeing the beer in the glass shows the obvious resemblance to a slice of red velvet cake (red cake on the bottom topped with a layer of creamy white frosting). But the similarities donâ€™t end there. The aroma is dominated by chocolate with earthy notes of beets and subtle wafts of roast coco. The flavor is similar to the aroma but with faint roast and hop bitterness coming in at the end balance it out, not cloying or overly sweet. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is luxuriously smooth. Itâ€™s dessert served in a pint glass!
The brewers at Dogfish are at it again. Can you make the World Wide Stout better? Age it in Bourbon Barrels, to soften the deep malt flavors for months to allow it to grow in complexity absorbing slight oak flavors and some bourbon nose featuring vanilla. Then take it one step further and cask condition it with New England Maple syrup for a little sweetness. This is the one and only cask of this beer we intend to make it. Why wooden you want to try it?
This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel
A Belgian-style abbey ale crafted like those that Trappist monks brew for their own consumption. It is light bodied, light in color and relatively lower in alcohol but with spicy and fruity characteristics from Belgian yeast.
Fruity and spicy characteristics from the Belgian yeast and the citric and tropical qualities from the hops
While Hoppy Table Beer was inspired by the Belgian tradition of low-ABV, easily drinkable beers, it still occupies a hop-forward spot all its own. Brewed with our 2-row malt blend, Maris Otter malt, and oats, the beer is then spiced with a subtle addition of coriander. We ferment it with our house yeast for classic Belgian citrus aromas. Hoppy Table Beer is hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Comet, and Azacca hops, then dry hopped with more Comet and Azacca. A mildly hoppy aroma full of grapefruit springs from this straw-colored, light-bodied ale. Flavors of pine and stone fruit balance the beerâ€™s clean, slightly bitter finish.
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 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 you'll find subtle flavors of bread, spice, citrus and a thirst quenching orange honey finish.
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.
This cider was specially made for a draft customer in Grand Rapids, MI.. We are using over 4 lbs. of homemade cinnamon roasted pecans in a 30 gallon batch of this limited edition cider to bring you Totally Roasted. You will notice that soaking pecans in cider brings a unique texture and taste to the drink. We use cinnamon and vanilla during the roasting process and follow that up by adding whole cut vanilla beans to the cider. These subtle tastes certainly make this a cider all itâ€™s own.
Slightly tart from the addition of pear puree. Fresh full hop flavor. Traditional light straw notes as expected in a saison. Easy drinking session style beer.
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.
Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandyâ€”RÃ¼bÃ¦us is Founders' way to celebrate the season'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.
The beer that launched Ballast Point. Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it's hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It's extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.
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!
We brewed this beer originally at the end of 2008 as a farewell to growler sales. As usual, we underestimated the demand for the first Double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in the spring and released it as a draft only beer. It was originally called 16 Grit, a size of abrasive grit used at the old Abrasive factory that once stood where the brewery now resides.
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!
CA$H MONY is an Imperial IPA brewed with a wasteful amount of the very best hops we could secure. An ample malt bill is paired with a huge dose of pungent hop flavor. citrus dominates the aroma, accentuated by notes of melon, pine and tropical fruity.
Space, an IPA named for an old friend of Half Acre, rarely leaves the walls of our brewery. There's a stiff group of Space enthusiasts that frequently visit Half Acre. Whether it's by spending time in the shop or along the bar in the tap room, they've become pieces of our brewery. It's fitting that a beer named for one of our first regulars has encouraged the proliferation of those that spend time with us.
So, to echo the cycle and layer the positive with additional rings, we made Deep Space. A chasm of pits and peaks, swollen with caramel and sap. The water is chummed, here come the sharks.
Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double. We actually took the Crooked Tree recipe and doubled all of the ingredients except the water, just the way a DOUBLE should be made. Big hops balanced with tons of malt give this beer a huge body. Although this beer is as cool as "the Fonz" when first purchased, it gets really mellow and smooth with some age. After a year or two stored in a cool dark place you'll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops, they're just not fast enough. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait....trust us). 98 IBU's
As with the original Zero to 100, this beer is intended to be an interpretation of a true West coast style. Only this time we added a ton of grapefruit puree. Expect the same big, bold and bracing bitterness but with much heavier grapefruit presence.
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "king". Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley - fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. This newest Avery Dictator completes the "Dictator Series" joining the likes of The Kaiser & The Czar. Be aware that The Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!
Kick back and crank it up as weâ€™ve done all the brewingâ€¦the we being us and the special guest appearances of two heavy hitters in the indie craft beer industry: New Mexicoâ€™s Marble and Coloradoâ€™s Odell. Credited with 58 years of brewing chops, our trio built their wheat ale foundation on the classic â€œCâ€ hops. Then, we rocked a pure hop triad of â€œMâ€ hops to achieve a supercharged succession of orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, spice and dankness. The undulating riffs of Motueka, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops slash through the wheat haze with equal footing, never playing over one another. The cacophony of flavor is what fans would expect with a name like Megawheat. So join us as we forge ahead on a path that directly leads to the main stageâ€¦and then off the front of it, into the crowd! If you feel the urge to smash the bottle afterward, donâ€™t. Thatâ€™s what guitars are for.
Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.
Big, juicy and citrus aroma. Comes out a bright golden hue. With throwing in Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops, this beer has a luscious mouthfeel. Add in oak, vanilla and slight smoke nuances and you have a winner. We added Caramel malt to smooth out the end and really balance out the beer. The dry, lingering will keep you asking for more!
Rum barrel aged pineapple IPA
Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA has roots right here in Colorado. We balanced familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. You might say we gave both the tree and the style a playful little shake.
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!
Malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is created using the same ingredients that were once used in Belgium. Flaked unmalted wheat, oats and malted barley comprise the grain. The unmalted wheat has a high protein content, which causes the beer to be hazy, thus giving it a cloudy, or "white" appearance. A special yeast gives a refreshing tangy flavor that is different from both the sour Weiss beers of Berlin or the banana and clovey Weizens of Bavaria. The mild hopping allows the unique malts to show through and does not conflict with the subtleties of the citrus spicing. This unique citrus character is created by adding a blend of curacao (bitter orange), sweet orange and coriander to the boil. White beers are light and refreshing, yet provide a complex reminder that interesting high quality beer does not have to be bitter and dark. Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is the perfect beer for sunny San Diego.
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.
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!
Richer than most amber ales, 90 Shilling is smooth & deeply satisfying, with a crisp, clean Colorado taste. The name comes from the old Scottish method of naming a brewery's beer, based on original gravity and resulting tax rating.
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.
Drinks as a traditional Irish dry stout with a bit of briny character because of the oysters used in the boil. It is dark in color and rich on the tongue with a great mouthfeel.
This year, 17 winemakers convened in late August to help create the blend for XX. As always, they were tasked with creating their own preferred blends, with all of these initial blends later being blind tasted on the group. After votes were cast, the blend by Scott Hawley of Torrin Vineyard was deemed the winner and became the basis for XX.
"It's always a friendly but competitive gathering," Brynildson said. "Collectively, the winemakers' input is invaluable, because they are practicing experts in the art of blending."
With XX, this proven process yielded a beer for the ages. "There is just so much going on in this beer," Brynildson said. "It's big and complex, with all of these different facets from our barrel-aged program that are so seamlessly integrated. We wanted to produce something really special for our 20th anniversary, and I think we did it."
The Final Blend:
Parabola / Aged in New Oak and Bourbon Barrels / 40% of Final Blend
Stickee Monkee / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 20% of Final Blend
Velvet Merkin / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 17.5% of Final Blend
Bravo / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 12.5% of Final Blend
Helldorado / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 10% of Final Blend
Honey Wine Fermented with Coco. This sweet and chocolaty wine has a minty chocolate character with lush honey flavor.
A semi-dry mead made from honey fermented with fresh Wisconsin cranberries. Mixes well in a wheat or domestic beer
Great body and mouthfeel from the unfermented sugars adds a nice sweetness that counters the roasted character of the malts. Smoothy, roasty and chocolaty are everything you should expect from this delicious chocolate milk stout.