This month's 1st Tap is a reimagining of our ever-popular Fairweather IPA. Sacrilegious? Maybe. But we've learned a lot about hops in the past 22 years and sought to create the same flavors in a softer tone. We used mostly all the same hops, with a couple exceptions, and altered the timing of the additions. Try them side-by-side if you want! Should be a fun exercise...
Livin’ La Vida Lager
Calling all light beer drinkers, we've got something for you! Coming in at under 4% this lager makes for an excellent session beer and will leave plenty of room in your stomach for pizza! As light as this is we did not sacrifice flavor and quality. Clean, crisp, and refreshing.....live it up!
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.
Hopbility gets its inspiration from the noble hops of England. With all the fruity hop styles these days, we used some more traditional hop varieties in this one. Sweet floral with wood-like aromas and flavors are some of the characteristics you may pick up in this one and it’s balanced well with a medium body.
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.
Back by popular demand! Pono Porter begins with the rich, toasty aroma of coconut. Its body is moderate, rich, and refreshing.Coconut is dominant in the beer’s flavor with undertones of roasted and chocolate malts. The hops are subtle and supportive, balancing the malts and lending a spicy note to the finish.
El Rey Dorado
In need of new beer when the day is so long? Do you lust for a new hop that will send you straight into song? Come one, come all, hail to the Golden King! All new El Dorado hops burst with flavor so strong! The perfect malt backbone will make you dive in headlong! All it takes to enjoy the King is to act like you belong!
Darth Delirium 2018
Darth is back! For the uninitiated, Darth Delirium is a BIG Belgian-style Stout brewed with chocolate. We brew Darth once a year and let it mature for a full 12 months before its release. In 2001, the first year we brewed it, Darth won a GABF Gold medal and a World Beer Cup bronze. Since then, Darth took another GABF Gold in 2008 and a Bronze in 2014. Darth is not just a beer; it’s an experience.
This year's Fabrewlous is a Belgian Style Saison brewed with a classic Trappist yeast. Light orange in color with a thick white foam. Clove and banana esters dominate the flavor profile. A perfect beer for the summer sun! The font used here was created by Fontself in partnership with NewFest and NYC Pride to honor Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag, who passed away last March.
May is a great time for a nice, crisp, full-bodied lager! Take a breather from all those IPAs we’ve been making and sit down and relax. This German style lager is an easy drinker with plenty of flavor. Fermented cold and lagered for weeks, it has a slightly sweet maltiness that gives way to a nice hop flavor. Summer’s coming. This is the calm before the storm.
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.