Style: Farmhouse Ale
A blend of pale, vienna and wheat malts along with some oatmeal makes a strong base for this beer. We add bitter orange peel for fruit notes and Belgian candy sugar to drive up the ABV and dry out the finish. The additional sweetness is then balanced with the herbal and fruity characteristics of williamette hops while the Belgian yeast imparts spice and fruit notes.
Style: American Amber
A delicious blend of vienna and Chautauqua chocolate malt along with nugget hops make for a very sessionable experiment in brewing.
Style: Single Malt/Single Hop Amer. Pale Ale
This brew is a way of showcasing one malt variety and one hop variety. In this case, we use pale malt and MIchigan copper hops. Light colored and well balanced.
Style: Mixed American/Indian Pale Ale
This mix of our Hayloft Hayz and our Frolic Smash rounds out the hop flavors from each of those ales providing a refreshing and interesting combination.
Style: New England IPA
Our flagship IPA is a hazy combo of pale malt, pilsner malt, and oatmeal, which can only be described as the color of hay. This style requires a water profile with very high mineral content. All hops - centennials, chinooks, cascades, and nuggets - are added post boil in different stages of the whirlpool. Also dry hopped with CTZs. This gives the beer a big hop flavor with low bitterness.
Style: American Wheat
Half of the grain bill for this easy drinker comes from white wheat malt while the other half consists of a blend of pale and pilsner malts. We only used cascade hops in this one, locally sourced from Royce Road hop farm, adding them late in the boil and for dry hopping.
Style: Cream Ale
Our ultra-smooth and approachable beer is one that everyone can certainly enjoy – it is a true blue-collared ale. Pale malt and light crystal malt create the base while flaked corn and corn sugar dry out the finish with just enough of a taste of willamette hops.
Style: India Pale Ale
Our house IPA is a blend of pale, crystal, vienna, amber, and chocolate malts that results in a brilliant color and a sweet malt backbone in this throwback to how IPAs used to be. Heavily hopped with Cascades, Chinooks, and Centennials in mostly late kettle additions.
A dark brew with a blend of pale malt and oatmeal that creates a sweet front, while the combination of flaked barley, chocolate malt, and highly roasted crystal malt give middle and backend notes of chocolate and dark fruits. Lightly hopped just to balance some of the sweetness of the malts.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
A heavy combo of dark roasted barley and medium roasted crystal malt give this beer its unique dark color and notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The oatmeal gives it a slick mouthfeel and rich body. Pale malt and flaked barley add the fermentables and a hint of sweetness. Rounding out this dark beer is a small amount of hops to balance the flavor.
Style: Session India Pale Ale
With a classic “C” hop bitterness, this session IPA was dry-hopped with a blend of Amarillo, southern passion and Michigan copper hops resulting in notes of grapefruit and tropical fruit.
Style: English Strong Ale
Our big, bold, malt forward ale. Amber, medium crystal, and chocolate malts give this beer a darker color with layers of flavor and a pronounced alcohol punch from the massive dose of pale malt. A modest amount of willamette hops round out the flavor of a beer perfect to enjoy beside a warm hearth.
Style: Hard Apple Cider
Locally sourced, fresh pressed apple cider fermented with beer yeast and brown sugar to create a modest ABV. Leaving some residual sweetness, we create a pallet to balance the flavor post-fermentation and actually make it taste like a glass of fresh cider, only hard.
Style: Harvest Ale
A green (wet) hop harvest made with locally-grown cascades and chinooks from Hawthorne Hill Hops – straight from bine to boil.
Style: Irish Red
Style: Sour IPA
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