As I was brewing this on our re-vamped pilot system, Hope called and I told her what I was up to. She was having a rough day and said, "You can call it Hope's Pick-Me-Up". So here we are. This is a Belgian-Style Tripel that uses an enzyme to dry the beer out completely. It's an experiment and the result is a crisp, dry and effervescent beer that will be extemely satisfying after a big outdoor day of playing in the snow. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Hoppy New Year!
January brings us a new year and our first 1st Tap of the year. This beer kind of falls in between styles as well. A nice malty body with notes of caramel, sweetness, and a bit of roastiness are balanced out with a healthy hoppy finish. A excellent combination of the malty and hoppy worlds. Hoppy New Year!
If you like sour, then this is one for you to try...and it's oh-so-sour! Puckered Pumpkin is a light bodied kettle soured ale with notes of chocolate and roast maltiness, that finishes off with pumpkin. But let's be real about this....this is all about the sour! Get your pucker face on!
Gandalf the Gold
With the Riders of Rohan assembled and the beacons of Gondor ablaze you will need beer for any unexpected journey. We gathered Middle Earth's premium malts and combined them with a fellowship of the Shire's Finest hops (New Zealand, anyways) for a golden lager to rule them all!
Perle is a hop we all used to use, right up until we only wanted citrus in our booze. It's soft and sweet with a little bit of spice, so we paired it with wheat and dry hopped it twice. So show us your smile, I'm sure you'll approve, and drink with us a while and enjoy the groove!
Pribilof Pounder has been brewed to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary (150 years) of Alaska's first baseball team, on St. Paul Island, the largest of the Pribilofs. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Peanuts, CrackerJax, and a light lager. Take ME out to the ballgame!
There once was a beer named pale ale. It had fun hops but not to IPA scale. Now it has divisions and recent revisions to highlight every important detail. The Almighty is not super bitter but has juicy hop smell emitter and a citrus punch hitter that will certainly bring wind to your sail!
No aliens were involved in the making of this beer! Well, at least not that we’ll admit to! Area 52 is a pleasant and very drinkable light IPA. It offers what you would expect in an IPA but just on a smaller scale. A light body gives way to delicious fruity hop notes making this a very nice pint.
Primary sour? A primary sour is a beer fermented with a yeast that produces lactic acid (sour) in addition to ethanol (alcohol). You might say it’s an Unconventional brewers’ yeast. Unconventional is a new take on the long-standing Oud Bruin style from the Flanders region of Belgium. Sour with a malty backbone and an oaky finish.
Wild Country Raspberry Wheat
Wild Country Raspberry is a hazy wheat beer with coppery red tones and a white head. Its aroma is predominantly fruity red raspberry. Raspberry is the predominant flavor too, but the mild sweetness of the berries is balanced with the tartness of wheat malt. A subtle hop spiciness underlies these flavors and adds interest. Surprisingly complex for a fruit beer, Wild Country is easy drinking and refreshing.
Prince William Porter
Prince William Porter is a roasty, medium bodied, highly drinkable American Brown Porter. In the glass it is rich brown in color with ruby red highlights and a light brown head. Its aroma exhibits a malty blend of caramel and chocolate with hints of smoke and spice. Its body features a restrained maltiness supported by a subtle hop bitterness that finishes clean and refreshing. Despite its dark color this beer is very drinkable and food friendly.
Polar Pale Ale
Polar Pale is honey-golden in color and capped with a persistent white head. Its aroma whispers softly of hops...in tones of apricot, citrus and spice. Dry and balanced in body, lots of late addition hops keep the bitterness down but the hop aroma and flavor high. It finishes clean and dry with the lingering interplay of mild malt body and citrusy dry hops.
Pipeline Stout is a full bodied, inky black American Stout. Its rich aroma showcases roasted and chocolate malts and is accentuated with a hint of citrusy, spicy hops. Its flavor features a luxurious maltiness with roast highlights that fades to a hop balanced, chocolate fullness.
Northern Lights Amber
Northern Lights Amber is a brilliant copper colored ale with a slightly off white head. Its aroma is redolent of citrusy hops with caramel and toasty notes appearing as the beer warms. Caramel features prominently in its flavor, while the body is round and moderately dry. The hops play a supporting role in the flavor while keeping the caramel richness in check and providing a clean finish.
Refreshing and approachable, brewed with wheat yeast and unfiltered, this classic Hefeweisen style yields a pale yellow color a cloudy hue. Its aroma and flavor are an intriguing blend of yeast notes, wheat tartness and citric hoppiness. Try it alone, or pair it perfectly with a slice of lemon or orange.
Hard Apple Ale
Our Hard Apple Ale is a faintly red-tinged yellow in color with a decidedly cloudy hue. It has a mellow apple aroma with a spicy complexity contributed by a blend of apples. In the flavor the apples take the lead; their sweetness balanced with a refreshing tartness. Apple sweetness lingers pleasantly in the finish.
Fairweather IPA is our signature brew: big, balanced and assertively hopped. Light golden amber in color it has a slight hop haze that disappears as the beer warms. Its aroma is predominantly piny hops with subtle malt underpinnings. It is surprisingly full bodied to balance the citrusy flavor, spicy finish and pleasantly lingering bitterness that result from its extravagant hop schedule.
Bear Tooth Ale
Bear Tooth Ale is an American Brown ale. It is light brown in color with a tan head and slight dry hop haze. More assertively hopped than many browns, its aroma is clean and citrusy with subtle malty sweetness. Its flavor is predominantly hop forward. At the start citrusy hop flavors blend with a dry, malty fullness. Malt flavors dominate the middle while a pleasant hop tingle lingers in the finish.