Beer

Below are beers we have brewed, some are distributed (like our flagahip beers), while others are one offs or popular experiments we bring back.

A mildly soured cherry sour.

ABV:5%
Malts:Vienna,Pale,
Yeast:Wild

MayorgaYou could include this as a collaborative. We sourced two local ingredients for this brew. Just down the street from us is Mayorga Coffee and a little further up is Twin Valley Distillers.

We added a generous amount of locally roasted Nicaraguan coffee and aged it over oak soaked in locally distilled spirits.

ABV:7.8%
IBU:7
Malts:Chocolate, Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Pale, Crystal
Other:Coffee
Yeast:English

Barrel Aged WimseyAn imperial version of the Lord Wimsey Pale ale.  Aged for three months in a Buffalo Trace barrel.  Dry hopped with a pound of Cascade hops.

 

Variations:

ABV:8%
IBU:40
Malts:2 Row Pale, Vienna, and Crystal 40
Hops:Nugget, Columbus, Willamette and Cascade
Other:Bourbon Barrel Aged
Yeast:English Ale Yeast
Availability:In House Pilot

Barrel Aged WimseyThe six month version of an imperial version of the Lord Wimsey Pale ale.  Aged for six months in a Buffalo Trace barrel.  Dry hopped a second time with Columbus Hops.

 

Variations:

ABV:8%
IBU:?
Malts:2 Row Pale, Vienna, and Crystal 40
Hops:Nugget, Columbus, Willamette and Cascade
Yeast:English Ale Yeast
Availability:In House Pilot

Based on George Washington’s recipe for a small beer, made with malt and molasses. Washington had a few coonhounds in his day with names like Tipsey and Drunkard. It’s only 3%.

ABV:3%
Malts:Vienna
Hops:Willamette
Other:Molasses
Yeast:American Ale Yeast
Copyright-Infringement

A session stout brewed with a stea…m I mean California Common yeast. We call it, “Copyright Infringement.”

ABV:4.5%
IBU:41
Malts:Pale Ale, Vienna, Crystal
Hops:Chinook, Tettnang
Yeast:European Lager Yeast

Named for a friend’s dog, Cybal. Some research had to be done on this naming, we try to meet a few criteria such as, keep it dog related and have something in there about one of the main ingredients.

Cybal’s Prophecy is brewed with hibiscus. This redish purple flower is a symbol for future, or…prophecy, in some cultures. Cybal, was a mythological seer.

ABV:6%
IBU:17
Malts:2 Row Pale, Vienna, and Crystal 40
Hops:Cascade
Other:Hibiscus, rosehip, bitter orange and chamomile
Yeast:English Ale Yeast

Darwin is an experimental sour, it has been sitting in a bourbon barrel since February 2013.  It has undergone several fermentation steps, first, open fermented to expose it to the natural yeast flying around in the brewery, and then into the barrel it went with the addition of “Buckthorn.”  Buckthorn is a stick, used in Ethiopia to ferment their Tej, a honey wine.

This was an attempt at starting a lambic, which can take years to achieve the right sour flavor before adding fruit. This one was fermented in a bourbon barrel and took on a character of its own. Not as sour as you might think, it also has fruity and vanilla notes with a hint of bourbon and oak.

Trivia

Why Darwin?  Darwin’s ship was called the “Beagle.”

 

ABV:9%
IBU:
Malts:2 Row Pale, Crystal, Wheat
Hops:Aged Willamette
Yeast:Wild Yeast and Buckthorn
Availability:In House Pilot