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ABV: 8% | IBU: 16
APPEARANCE: Copper-colored, bright
PROCESS: Brewed with pumpkin squash and a blend of spices
HOPS: Marynka (PL)
MALTS: 2-row and Crystal malted barley, Munich malt, wheat malt, chocolate malt
YEAST: American Ale
Our Pumpkin Ale has a bold, big pumpkin taste, flavored with Pumpkin squash, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. With little bitterness and a malty backbone, the flavor of the pumpkin squash and spices take the lead.
While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 25
APPEARANCE: Amber brown, bright
PROCESS: Traditional Lager
HOPS: Tettnang, Mittelfrüh (DE), Marynka (PL)
MALTS: 2-row and caramel malted barley, Munich malt, aromatic malt
YEAST: German Lager
Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.
Märzen, or Oktoberfest, has its origins in Bavaria, most likely before the 16th century. For public safety and brewing quality concerns, the Bavarian Brauordnung was decreed in 1539, stating that beer could only be brewed from September 29th (Saint Michael) to April 23rd (Saint George). Over the summer months, beers were stored, or lagered, in caves and stone cellars. The evolution of Oktoberfest came from the last brews of the year, in March (or Märzen), as these beers would be ready to drink for the Bavarian celebration, “Oktoberfest”.
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 27
APPEARANCE: Amber black, bright
PROCESS: Traditional English Porter
HOPS: Pilgrim, East Kent Goldings, Northdown (UK)
MALTS: 2-row malted barley, caramel malt, chocolate malt
YEAST: English Midlands
Our Porter is a dark ale with a mild roasted character and a distinct sweetness from caramel malt. This medium-bodied porter has a velvety body with Pilgrim hops adding a subtle bitterness and East Kent Goldings hops adding aroma and flavor. The English yeast helps showcase all of these flavors in this traditional British-style porter.
In 18th Century London, the word porter was first used to describe a relatively strong, dark beer, popular amongst the working class. London brewers became famous for this style, as they began refining the process using better quality malt. The World Wars led to a higher tax on malt, resulting in lower alcohol strengths in porters. Porter nearly disappeared in the late 20th Century, but was re-introduced in London after small American brewers revitalized interest in the style.