Inspired by traditional English ESBs, our Calico Amber Ale is as American as it could be. A rich complexity comes from four types of maltâ€”but it's those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma.
To round out our traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, we use a proprietary yeast to develop a fruity, Madeira-like richness. Try one today, and find out what a gold medal beer tastes like!
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.
This Barley Wine is an amazing blend of an English Barley Wine combined with the hop flavor and bitterness of an American Barley Wine. It has vibrant copper color and a deep malt sweetness that smooths into hops and a pleasant bitterness. Add a touch of heat from the alcohol and you get the perfect winter 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!
â€œIndulgenceâ€ is Dragonâ€™s Milk aged with coffee and chocolate. Rich, indulgent chocolate flavors are seductively punctuated with dark and roasty coffee bitterness.
It's big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and blanced with heavy hops to put this imperial in a league of its own.
At the brewery, we celebrate St. Klippenstein day to commemorate our love of free ham, pot lucks, and big stouts. In honor, we brewed this Belgian-style stout aged in bourbon barrels. Rich cocoa brown in color, the first sip of this beer opens with complex chocolate and roasted aromas. Notes of vanilla, coconut and oak infuse the palate and lead to a smooth, warm finish.
This full bodied beer is brewed with an array of dark roasted malts: dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, and brown malt. After being hopped with Chinook and Northern Brewer, and fermented with a trappist-style yeast for a month in stainless, the beer spends three months aging in bourbon barrels.
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.
Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops â€œin harmony.â€ 1.065 OG 45 IBU 7%ABV
An honest to goodness India Pale Ale brewed with a bevy of real citrus including orange peel, lemon flesh & blood orange juice.
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.
This gem is honored with the name of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, and is Short's best selling India Pale Ale. It has such an abundant amount of hops that it sensually provides a punch to the palate. The numerous hop varieties used in its creation render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds with the hops to create a perfect balance.
Introducing our year-round Almanac IPA, a West Coast hop bomb overflowing with hop flavors and aromas. We start with a copper-hued malt base of California-grown two-row barley, German Vienna Malt, Crystal Malts and Biscuit Malt. Then we start layering on the hopsâ€”grown all along the west coast in California, Oregon and Washington. We combine Magnum, Chinook, Cascade, El Dorado and Simcoe to create our own unique twist on the IPA style with intense aromas of grapefruit and tangerine peel, pineapple and pine trees. The finish has a clean bitterness and light saltine cracker note.
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!
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.
The Sculpin is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops.
This delicious Ballast Point Ale won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup 2010 in the International Pale Ale category. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on it's fins that can give a strong sting.
Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin is considered some of the tastiest. 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.
You wanna talk about a hop bomb? Well this is it. Not for the faint of heart. This beer was continuously hopped 1# every 4 minutes for 90 minutes. We thought that wasnâ€™t enough and then dry hopped it with another 11# bringing the total to 33# of hops in this batch. If you love hops this IS the beer for you.
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.
Vallejo, an India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This 6.7% hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.
3 Floyd's flagship beer, Alpha King is a big American pale ale that pours a deep amber with a creamy head. This ale is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, and Warrior hops giving it an intense citrus aroma and a crisp hoppy finish.
In the 1890â€™s, Mazzieâ€™s Place (pronounced May-zee) was one of Lemontâ€™s go-to establishments for liquor, gambling, and female â€œcompanionship.â€ This American pale ale is our modern version of go-to. We dry hop Mazzie with four different American hops to give it a West Coast identity, but a malt bill consisting of wheat and oats leave this feeling more Midwestern and familiar.
AleSmith dialed in the recipe resulting in an extremely drinkable 6% ABV Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness designed to fill the gap between AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale and AleSmith IPA. This San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings.
The name â€œ394â€ (.394) references the highest single-season batting average Gwynn set back in 1994. Note *** in 1941 Ted Williams batted .406, Williams was the last player to bat .400 in a season. ***. Ready to be released at the June 6th Padres Beerfest, San Diego Pale Ale 394 will reflect the commitment to excellence shared by the legendary Tony Gwynn and the AleSmith team.
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.
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.
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.
This California style pilsner is crisp, refreshing and highly drinkable with hop aroma and flavor from Czech Saaz, Cluster, and German Hallertau hops. Our Seacoast Pilsner is the perfect companion to endless days spend on sun-kissed shores, sandy beaches, backyeard BBQs â€“ or just about anywhere!
Starshot is an India Pale Lager brewed with Polaris, Saphir, and Aurora hops from Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Starshotâ€™s unique hop profile provides both aromas of grass and citrus as well as big grassy flavors and a resonating bitterness. The use of lager yeast gives this brew with a crisp, clean finish.
We blended our sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels with our brettanomyces farmhouse ale fermented in foeders to craft a complex wild ale base. Laced with flavors of stone fruit, oak, and earthy funk itâ€™s the perfect complement the fruity punch of El Dorado Hops. El Dorado contributes aroma of pear, watermelon, and plum. Enjoy this hoppy release fresh for maximum aroma. Pair with fish tacos, seared scallops and grilled stone fruit.
Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that we aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivreâ„¢ or Black TuesdayÂ®. We then brought them over to Bruery Terreux, added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts and watched nature take its course. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. Not a style you will see very often, and in our opinion, not a style seen often enough. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak.
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.
Easy drinking with a subtle hop presence, the addition of 65# of clover honey makes it sweet to the nose and on the palate. Light golden blonde hue. Light spice and medium fruity esters. Enjoy this throughout the summer months.
We named this beer to honor the rich tradition of farming in the sixteen counties of Maine. We brew the beer with malted Maine-grown barley, unmalted Maine-grown red wheat, and Maine-grown organic oats. Sixteen Counties has a bright copper hue with aromas of lemon rind, flowers, and candied grapefruit. The first sip opens with herbal hop notes, wheat cracker, and citrus and ends with a balanced, dry finish.
In the hop capital of Belgium, Hommel is the word for humulus, the plant genus where hops reside. Our Hommel Bier defies tradition by combining North American malts, Pacific Northwest hops, and a Belgian yeast strain. The result is a beer that combines earthy and spicy tones from the yeast with a slight orange note contributed by the hops. We think itâ€™s buzzworthy.
ove Knife is a brownish red Belgian ale that explodes with aromas of strawberry, banana, and nectarine. Malt sweetness is quite low, allowing for the fruit flavors to be apparent throughout the beer.
One day while looking over popular Belgian beer styles, Tony noted that there were not a lot of Belgian Amber Ales. Therefore, he decided to create a recipe with a malt bill that loosely resembled a typical Amber Ale found in the states. By adding Belgian yeast and American hop varieties, Tony created a uniquely new and different hybridized style.
Because of the Belgian yeast from Brouwerij La Chouffe, this beer has sweet, malty nose to it. The front consists of a lot of clove and banana as most traditional Belgian beers do, but, we dry hopped this with Falconerâ€™s Flight hops so the finish will kick you in the mouth with a big, bitter, citrus foot.
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.
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!
Hard apple cider blended with Michigan Raspberries.
A light, lovely cider, with a purple blush, that blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with the tart mysteries of organic black currant. Immensely drinkable.
Editorâ€™s note: this is a base cider, then pastorized and sweetened with balckcurrant.
Immortal Jelly is an experimental cider fermented with a blend of northern Michigan apples, along with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Rosie in color, the complex blend of berry fruit flavors provides a big tart acidity up front, before a very dry finish.
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.
Dry hopped saison with notes of lemon and apricot. This beer is fresh and offers a dry clean finish. The dupont yeast strain gives this beer the classic Belgian flavor profile. Dry hopped with 1 lb of German Saphir hops per barrel gives this saison a unique yet tasty character.
Little Brett is a hazy, straw-colored beer featuring an aroma bursting with pineapple and notes of bread crust. Pineapple continues through the flavor with additional notes of fresh cut grass. A mild tartness in the finish is nicely balanced with a pleasant hop bitterness.
Brewed with our Allagash 2-row malted barley blend and pilsner malt, and both hopped and dry hopped with 100% Mosaic hops, Little Brett is completely fermented in stainless with our house strain of Brettanomyces yeast.
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.
Strawberry Shortâ€™s Cake is a golden ale. The addition of strawberries and milk sugar transform this beer into a rose colored nectar that has hints of cream and is pleasingly sweet. Biscuit flavors and aromas arise from the great amounts of Victory malt used in the brewing process.
True to German style. Pale in color to traditional bock beers. A bit more hop-centric than most because of the Bravo / Saphir combination. Lightly toasted and bready malt character is pleasant on the palate.
bread, marzipan, John Dusek approved
The beer that launched Ballast Point. Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While itâ€™s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. Itâ€™s extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.
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.
Melt My Brain is an experimental Golden Ale brewed with coriander, juniper berries, limes and blended with Shortâ€™s made tonic water to create the tasting experience of drinking a gin and tonic cocktail. Delicate aromas of citrus and pine flow into bold bright flavors of sweet lime with a slightly sticky bitterness. Refreshing and clean, a tasty tonic effervescence provokes the palate for more.
Tastes just like a root beer soda - but a lot stronger!
A highly drinkable ale steeped with hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel for a natural tartness and slight pink hue.
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!
West Coast IIPA
And as Stone Ruination IPA turns 10, we thought weâ€™d make ourselves a nice little birthday present to celebrate. But what kind of selfish jerks would we be if we didnâ€™t share?! Behold, the Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. (Clever name, eh? Thatâ€™s why us folks in the Marketing Dept. get the big bucks!) Itâ€™s an amped-up version of Stone Ruination IPA, with a bit more malt to bring the abv up from 7.7% to 10.8%, and a very heavy dose of hops. â€œClassicâ€ Ruination uses 2.5 pounds of hops per barrelâ€“which is more than double the amount we use in any other of our core beersâ€“but for Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, we went double again, using an impressive 5 pounds of hops per barrel, including about a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. (Hell. Yes.)
So called because of the "ruinous" effect on your palate! This massive hop monster has a wonderfully delicious and intensely bitter flavor on a refreshing malt base. One taste and you can easily see why we call this brew "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Those who seek, crave and rejoice in beers with big, bold, bitter character will find true nirvana in Stone Ruination IPA!
Sex is Cheapâ€¦especially in some parts of the south side. This is a South meets North collaboration with our friends at Dry Hop Brewing in East Lakeview. This beer packs a heck of a wallop at 8.5% abv and is really quite approachable with the 84# of apricot puree added to the beer. This beautifully colored beer drinks crisp and clean and should be not be missed, causeâ€™ once itâ€™s goneâ€¦itâ€™s gone.
Lots of hops with a nice malty backbone
A ridable American Wheat Ale boasting wheatey
nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
A light golden colored Franconian style Helles Lager. With a slightly sweet malt body, a noble hop profile and a crisp finish this beer is as traditional as we'll ever get. July release.
When the coastal water near San Diego begin to warm up each year, anglers anticipate the return of the albacore Tuna, know locally as Longfin. As the days grow longer and warmer, locals and visitors alike begin dreaming of those San Diego summers, This traditional German style Helles is a great compliment to summertime cuisine, and the ideal choice for a warm-weather day. Ballast Point Longifn Lager, get the point!
The Victor Ale was inspired by its feminine-named predecessor, the Victoria Ale. With chardonnay grapes to make the Victoria Ale unique, our brewers decided to use red chancellor grapes for the Victor. Over one hundred pounds of chancellor grapes were crushed on site and added directly to the mash. In addition to a generous portion of Pilsner malt, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew maintains a copper color, wine yeast influence and a medium body with a tart and spicy finish.
Allagash Victor Ale is a tribute to the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, perched at the crest of Munjoy Hill in the Portland's East End. A National Historic Landmark, this granite and slate church was built in 1897 by Arthur Bates Jennings. The Romanesque, Queen Anne architecture is accented with turrets and over 90 stained glass windows; it is a distinctive and unique building whose history and mission serves Portland well.
The church has been renovated by the non-profit group, Friends of the St. Lawrence Church. The Center's mission is to create a community focused auditorium where everyone can enjoy the arts. Allagash will contribute $1 from every bottle of Allagash Victor sold to help realize the mission of the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center. More on philanthropy.
To create our unique, Belgian-style Victoria Ale, the brewers drew on references to Bacchus, the Thracian god of wine, in the history and artwork of the Victoria Mansion as inspiration for this new beer. One hundred and fifty pounds of Chardonnay grapes were brought in, crushed on site and added directly to the mash.
Victoria Ale's aroma is of fruity spice with a hint of the Chardonnay, and the taste presents subtle notes of green banana, black pepper, and fresh-crushed mint. With a focus on the subtle, wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew boasts a pale copper color, Belgian yeast influence, and a medium body with a long candied fruit finish with hints of honeydew melon, and, of course, Chardonnay.
Allagash Victoria Ale is a tribute to the historic Victoria Mansion here in Portland, Maine. Also known as the Morse-Libby House, it is one of the greatest 19th century houses in the United States. Designed by architect Henry Austin, the mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 and survives as a unique example of the princely palaces created for America's wealthiest citizens in the pre-Civil War era. With superb architecture and well-preserved original interiors, the Victoria Mansion is an unparalleled document of America's highest aspirations in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts.
The Victoria Mansion has operated as a museum since it was saved from demolition in 1940, and today the non-profit organization that owns it remains committed to its preservation and interpretation to a wide audience. Allagash Brewing Company has partnered with the Victoria Mansion to help in the restoration of this National Historic Landmark. For every bottle of Victoria Ale purchased, Allagash will donate $1 towards helping restore the mansion, located on Danforth Street in downtown Portland. More on philanthropy. www.victoriamansion.org
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.
A golden, malty bock lager, brewed with German Pilsner and Vienna malts. Bready, toasty malts flavors, and a crisp hop finish.