This year’s Oktoberfest falls somewhere in between the darker, richer American versions of the style and the paler German style which is currently served in the big tents in Munich and beyond. Light copper in color and a nice malty backbone yields to a crisp finished bitterness. Prost!
It’s that time of year when the weather starts transitioning to cooler temps and we start transitioning from the light and refreshing to the hearty and warm. Bitter End is an excellent lead-in to our incoming cold season. A complex malt profile offers notes of roast, dark chocolate, even a slight bit of coffee flavor and a touch of milky sweetness. The hops play well with the bitterness of the chocolate, coffee flavors which delivers a delicious pint of stout. What a treat!
For lite beers, the general rule of thumb is 100 calories per can (12 oz.). Hoppy Lite comes in at 106, so not far off, BUT it’s got FLAVOR! GASP! Nugget hops give it a quenching bitterness. Simcoe hops provide a nice orange-citrus character. Tastes great! Less filling! Dating myself, I know.
Cool Hand Cuke
Brewed with cold-pressed, locally sourced cucumbers from Glacier Valley Farms, Cool Hand Cuke is our second collaboration with Beach Tribe Soda Works. Simultaneously intense and subtle, the cucumber adds an interesting and refreshing twist to an already refreshing style. It’s kind of like a vacation in your mouth!
The Deckhand is a ginger-infused ale and is the first collaboration with Beach Tribe Soda Works. This festive recipe combines a relatively ordinary malt bill, some Lemondrop hops, and house ale yeast with the extra kick of fresh cold-pressed ginger juice to produce an extraordinary spicy effervescent and downright feisty GINGER BEER. This savory concoction provides our maritime friends a calming coziness after the Alaskan dark and stormy season. Cheers!
Darth Delirium 2019
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.
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!
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.
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.