Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beerâ€™s caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.
A well-balanced, medium to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.
A somewhat recent and over-looked American strong ale, the Wheatwine (or Wheat Wine) is akin to a Barleywine in strength, but contains a large portion of wheat malt; upwards of 50%. This brew is not derived from grapes which is what you may expect. This full-bodied beer features bready and candy flavors, finishing with a good deal of malty sweetness. The wheat provides a soft and fluffy mouthfeel. Additionally, this beer was aged in French oak wine barrels for 9 months. The barrel imparts much flavor to this beer.
Citrus, floral, malty and roasted aroma. Full mouth feel, strong hop character, smooth, balanced roasty finish. Hopped with Chinook and dry hopped with Mosaic.
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!
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.
When brewing daredevils like us get together for a collaboration brew, we often want to spread our wings, reaching into the depths of our minds to come up with an idea for a beer that is ground-breaking. Thatâ€™s how DareDevils Got Game was invented, a robust Imperial Stout complemented by hints of fresh-roasted coffee beans and the unique character of Italian black brewerâ€™s licorice for a wonderful complexity great depth of flavor.
One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages.
Big, juicy citrus complexity. The rich golden hue is clear as the sky. Typical hop punch but without the long lingering sting. Slight grassy notes but a wonderfully balanced brew.
Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that will evolve and revolve approximately every 90 days. It all kicks off with Revolution No. 001, to be followed by Revolution No. 002 and so on. The base beer will remain the same with each new release, but the hop blend will change every time, so that no two releases will be exactly alike. In other words, there will be a common thread, but also some turns in the road as different hops are pushed to the forefront. Luponic Distortion is an intentional departure from the heavier style of many IPAs. Instead, it aims for a razor-like brightness, providing a clean platform for the hop aromas to pop as vividly as possible. As many as nine different hops will be included in each release, with up to six used in the dry hopping alone. However, with each release, the brewing team is going to turn up the volume a different featured experimental hop, which will be dry hopped in greater quantity than the others. â€œWe can completely evolve, change and redirect this thing as new hops come to us and as we get to know the hops better,â€ says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. â€œLuponic is this beer that can keep morphing and stay interesting and remain out in front of this crazy hop wave.â€
In April 2013 we inked a deal with ArtPrize that made us the official brewery of the competition for the next five years. The premier leadership sponsorship deal included offering our beer at all official ArtPrize events, signage, promotion, merchandise, specialized glassware and other items. It also included permission for us to use the ArtPrize identity marks (logo and graphics) on any co-packaged items, including beer. We plan to release a new beer for each year of our five-year partnership with ArtPrize under the name â€œArtist Seriesâ€. This is year two. Last yearâ€™s release was Inspired Artist Black IPA. â€œMaking a unique beer in honor of ArtPrize has become a fun challenge for our brewers,â€ said Dave Engbers, our co-founder and vice president of brand and education. â€œThis yearâ€™s release just fell into place. Ninkasiâ€”a stained glass ArtPrize submission that showed in our taproom last yearâ€”became a permanent part of our taproom when we purchased it last year. We knew right away that it would make a perfect label for Mosaic Promise, a beautifully simple beer that we had been experimenting with for some time.â€ Mosaic Promise showcases a single maltâ€”Golden Promiseâ€”and a single hopâ€”Mosaic. The traditional barleyâ€™s depth of flavor and the versatility of the hopsâ€™ bittering, flavor and aroma characteristics are the strong pillars that comprise the structure of this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that thereâ€™s also beauty in simplicity. Proceeds from the sale of Mosaic Promise will support the future programming of the ArtPrize organization. ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote. Its mission is to promote critical dialogue and collaboration through new, creative ideas among a large and diverse population of people. As an innovator in redefining what beer can be, we believe that experimentation is central to the human experienceâ€”whether one experiments with grains and hops or colored glass and lightâ€”and that sharing oneâ€™s creation with the public is a brave act worth celebrating.
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. Weâ€™ve brewed many over the past 18 years, from double-down bitter bombs to piney session sippers. Whether itâ€™s big IBUs or a precise ABV, thereâ€™s usually a target weâ€™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 thatâ€™s balanced by hop spice. Itâ€™s unlike anything weâ€™ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation weâ€™re excited to introduce to hopheads everywhere.
This is a one-off keg of the Amager/Surly Todd - The Axe Man, brewed at the Surly brewery in Brooklyn Center, MN. A Surlyfest 2014 exclusive.
Bell's Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.
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.
his West Coast/Rocky Mountain-style India Pale Ale is back-hopped for a more intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma without the balance of caramel malts like our Midwest-style Baldock IPA. It has medium-high alcohol content, high fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop character, deep golden color and medium maltiness.
Think Moscow Mule in the form of beer. This is an easy drinking lager with lime puree and candied ginger added. This will soon become a summertime quencher.
California Common beer style that is comparable to a Steam Beer. This beer has a nice malty backbone yet the light, crisp and refreshment. This particular beer is hopped with the unique aramis hop. This is intended to be a very easy drinking, even sessionable beer even with its higher abv.
Built in 1871, the current La Dolce Vita restaurant in Lemont was once home to The Charles Fruhauf Store. Charles Fruhauf, a German-born immigrant, built his storefront out of Lemont limestone (Athens Marble) and his general store was a Lemont staple throughout the late 1800â€™s. We brewed this Oktoberfest as homage to him and the beautiful building that still stands to this day. Clean, malty, and just dry enough, this MÃ¤rzen-style lager is to be consumed in your finest lederhosen or dirndl while eating giant pretzels in an endless beer garden.
Single hopped with Mandarina Bavaria. Super light in both color and body. The hop profile gives it a nice little bite. Tends to drink very easily. Similar in taste and aroma to a hopped up pilsner or IPL. Taste the last bit of summer right now!
Our first run at an American Pale Ale. Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry.
Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
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.
Combining CCBâ€™s expertise with tropical fruit flavors and Boulevardâ€™s love of pale ales, Collaboration No. 5 â€“ Tropical Pale Ale begins with a base of soft pilsner malt layered with Maris Otter, Munich and caramel malts. Huge late hopping with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, Lemondrop and Azacca lends bright flavors of mango, pear, blueberry and citrus to a pale ale featuring slightly toasted biscuit and caramel/toffee notes. Infused with freshly sliced grapefruit at the conclusion of the boil, our tropical pale ale is briefly aged on passion fruit and grapefruit at the end of fermentation resulting in a refreshing acidity and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. At 7.3 ABV and 55 IBUs, Collaboration No. 5 â€“ Tropical Pale Ale finishes slightly tart with bright citrus character from dry-hopping with Lemondrop, Azacca and Pacific Jade hops.
Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFFâ€™s pale ale has just the Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFFâ€™s pale ale has just the malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.
A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A
Pony is new to the scene, but we welcome this pilsner lager into the fold like an old friend. Pony is a crisp, clean pilsner you can saddle on up to the bar and order with a confident, rangy thunder. Get on yer stoop or prepare for the trek, thereâ€™s a Pony in every pint.
Rev Pils is a traditional German pilsner that weâ€™ve brewed with a slighty American approach. All-German malts join in with our Bavarian lager yeast for a crisp and exceptionally clean pilsner with flavors of straw and fresh grains. This wonderfully dry brew allows the all-German hops (Saphir and Hallertauer Gold) to go further, delivering some slightly spiced, earthy aromas and the flavors of fresh gress.
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.
The coffee lover's consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
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.
Hazy, bready malt and clean finish
Glaucus is the mythological existence of a being, both man and fish, a deity amongst mere mortals. The only beer fitting of such a name marries bold and spicy Belgian yeasy with bright citric American hops in a way even the gods would adore. Savor this golden beverage that can calm even the harshest seas.
Fruity and spicy characteristics from the Belgian yeast and the citric and tropical qualities from the hops
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers' art. Sophisticated brewingtechniques, yeast blends and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.
PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.
Available in 12oz 4 packs and 750 ml traditionally corked and wired bottles.
A smooth, refreshing Belgian wheat, brewed with curacao and a hint of coriander; served with an orange slice. Great for a warm Summer day.
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 youâ€™ll find subtle flavors of bread, spice, citrus and a thirst quenching orange honey finish.
Michigan blueberries & blackberries fuel a second flavorful fermentation of this beer after its residence of several months in our House of Funk sour cellar.
Newest seasonal fruit beer offering from TBCO. California Common beer style that is comparable to a Steam Beer. This beer has a nice malty backbone yet the light, crisp and refreshment is enhanced by the 84# of strawberry puree added in the brew. This beer is meant to be enjoyed throughout the summer months. Move aside Radlerâ€¦here comes Armed Strobbery!
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.
The original Calico Amber recipe.
Our brewer, David, being a native of the warmth of the Florida sun, began to get a bit â€œtiredâ€ of the traditional Chicagoland winter. He decided to brew this one with visions of again feeling the warmth of the sun on his face while enjoying his brew at an outdoor, sidewalk beer garden. He says â€œOnce that happensâ€¦spring is finally here!â€ Get your flip-flops out. Summer is just around the corner. Cheers! Slightly tart from the addition of blackberry puree. Fresh full hop flavor. Traditional light straw notes as expected in a saison. Easy drinking session style beer just right for the spring season
Tequila barrel aged saison with mango
Saison that is brewed with mangos and aged in Lunazul tequilla barrels with Brettanomyces.
As part of the employee R&D program, which brings together teams of two to five Ballast Point employees to concept, formulate, and even name a beer of their own design. Teams then brew their beer on Ballast Pointâ€™s pilot brewery in Little Italy. Smooth. Complex malt layers and a hint of Saison flavor.
Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandyâ€”RÃ¼bÃ¦us is Foundersâ€™ way to celebrate the seasonâ€™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.
Ballast Pointâ€™s Brewing and Spirits Navigator Doppelbock is inspired by the strong German dark lagers and bockâ€™s. Briess Extra Special malt helps create the source of the flavors that dominate the aroma and taste buds in Navigator. You are able to enjoy forward flavors of caramelized malt sugars and dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots and prunes. This strong lager is a big malt-driven beer that truly deserves the nickname â€œliquid bread.â€
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.
An Octoberfest that lives in the malty bosom of Munich's storied tradition. Take a drive through Lager Town. 6% ABV.
Our first lager beer is brewed to the classic German style. Back in the day, brewers released this stronger beer to celebrate the start of fall brewing after hot summers. Now that we have high-tech refrigeration systems we brew all year, but still enjoy drinking Oktoberfest as the temps start to cool.
A traditional Oktoberfest bier from Surly? Nein! If you want one of those, grab your passport and head over to Munchen (bring us back some pretzels.) SurlyFest is brewed with three different types of Rye and a single variety of American Hops. Malted Rye, Flaked Rye, and Crystal Rye impart a distinctive biscuit flavor to the lush Vienna Malt body, and dry-hopping with Sterling Hops adds bright, floral hop aromas. A single hop, dry-hopped, rye lager bier? Ja!
Note: 2006 version brewed with Summit hops.
As part of the employee R&D program, which brings together teams of two to five Ballast Point employees to concept, formulate, and even name a beer of their own design. Teams then brew their beer on Ballast Pointâ€™s pilot brewery in Little Italy. Nice and robust. Something almost fruity before the roast takes over.
Tastes just like a root beer soda - but a lot stronger!
Pumking is an ode to PÃºca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. PÃºca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it's alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape. This beer is brewed with pagan spirit yet should be enjoyed responsibly.
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!
For those morning when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of hops and huge rich malt has a guarantee built right into the name!
A tribute beer brewed to honor the memory of our fallen solider, Columbus (a brewery kitten we knicknamed Mongo), who used each of his 9 lives in a short â€“ but brazen â€“ 10 months on this planet.
Let's just say the little dude lived a hard life. Only, he wasn't so little. In fact, he was the largest of five kittens born at the brewery in 2009. Mongo was so large in fact that his brothers and sisters kicked him out of the litter.
I told you dude had it rough.
Like most double IPA-style beers, the taste of hops that linger for days is at work in this beer. We like the way hops weave in and out of what little malt you can taste. Certainly, we brewed this as a hop-forward beer and think that after one sip you'll agree with us.
Crisp, citrus hop aroma and firm bitterness balanced by light caramel malt sweetness and medium body.
Pours out a hazy orange topped with a rocky sand head. Nose is tropical fruit a nice blend of citrus hops and the oak notes. Taste is rich malts tropical fruit and citrus hops along with the oak.
An extremely hoppy ale, that really does smell like weed
This Double IPA finishes at 8.25% ABV, and has a bitter bite at over 100 IBUs. As far as the dominant hop goes, three pounds of Centennial hops per barrel give our double IPA a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
Named after a serene Coronado shoreline where locals soak up sun and suds. This easy-drinking IPA will transport you to a tropical paradise the moment it hits your lips. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross hops provide flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and sun-kissed citrus with soft accents of nectarine and peach.
Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.
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!
A Northern Michigan spiced wheat ale made with a 50/50 blend of malted barley and malted white wheat. Packed with fresh citrus zest, then spiced with coriander and a three peppercorn blend, this light bodied ale is complex yet scrumptious. Exemplified by its gorgeous golden color, this beer is crisp and refreshing.
A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.
Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It's a lover, not a fighter.
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!
For those of you who donâ€™t know who "Scotty Karate" is... He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. His voice is amazing as well as his high energy shows. (Check him out @ www.scottykaratetime.com) So, we decided to make a beer and name it in his honor. This beer is a big, full bodied Scottish ale. It is 9.75% alc. but it is very smooth and balanced. Since Scotty is also very passionate about beer I asked him to write a description for you, so from the man himself... Aroma: Smells like A fresh caramel apple with a hint of cinnamon inside of cranberry shortbread. Or maybe fresh home made hard candy (from home economics class-7th grade). Flavor: Tastes like a smokey chocolate chip cookie, wild roadside cherry-asparagus, woody, crispy leaf on a fall day.
A unique style makes for a unique beer. Sweet nose and palate from the cacao nibs and vanilla beans. Lightly hopped with Bravo and Cascade offering a pleasant taste not often found in stouts. Mix in 4 gallons of Dark Matter Chocolate City and now you have got a real winner. Lingering soft finish makes this an easy drinking stout that shouldnâ€™t be missed.
A cinfully delectable wine with the sweet flavors of honey, apples, and cinnamon. In each bottle a aspice pack containing cinnamon, hibiscus, chamomile, roasted chicory, orange peel, natural apple flavor, and other spices, enhances the flavor with age. Apple Cin Mead is perfect served hot or blended with your favorite beer or soda.
Honey Wine Fermented with Coco. This sweet and chocolaty wine has a minty chocolate character with lush honey flavor.
Dark red, not clear enough to to see through. Wonderful nose of pomegranate and honey. There is a nice warming the whole way down. Plenty of honey up front and in the finish. The pomegranate plays a nice role and is not the star but is a nice counter to the sweet.