On Tap Now (Updated 6/16)
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3.8 Special – 3.8% ABV: For our collaboration with DCBeer.com we wanted to showcase how hoppy a session beer could be. We started with a base resembling an English Bitter, then blasted it with Amarillo and Australian Vic Secret dry hopping. The combination is surprisingly creamy and full bodied for a beer whose fruity and piney hop aroma leaps out of the glass!
Salzig – 4.5% ABV: We did our best to brew an authentic gose in the style in Leipzig Germany. Low in alcohol, tart, and refreshing. We fermented it with a clean ale yeast and a unique strain of Brettanomyces harvested from a 25-year-old bottle of Berliner Weisse from a non-defunct German brewery (Willner Brasserie). It is soured in the fermenter with a blend of Lactobacillus. Lightly flavored with both Indian coriander and salt. For us the combination is like lemon-poppy Gatorade.
Conference Room 11 – 4.6% ABV: A lightly-hoppy wine-influenced wheat beer. Wine and beer aren’t enemies. Vintners have been selecting cultures that enhance the naturally fruity flavors of grapes. Luckily hops contain many of the same aromatic compounds. So We tried boost the already fruity aroma of German Huell Melon hops with the small addition of wine yeast. The result is all strawberry and cantaloupe with a smooth low-bitterness base.
Red Branch – 5.4% ABV: Our first hoppy red! The lead hop is Denali, which we used previously in 8980 Rt. 108. It provides a juicy pineapple aroma, which goes from fresh to grilled thanks to the caramel and dark malts. Citra reinforces the fruitiness, especially when the beer is cold. The mostly-German specialty malt range from caramel, to bready, to milk chocolate.
Meltdown Mango – 5.4% ABV: For the second in our series of hoppy-fruited-sours (following Atomic Apricot) we opted for Mango! Mixed fermented with Lactobacillus and a strain known for big stonefruit aromatics. We added 1.5 lbs per gallon of mango puree, then dry hopped with 2.2 lbs/bbl of Simcoe to reinforce the mango and Amarillo to boost the stonefruit notes.
Strands of Light – 5.5% ABV: Our newest hazy oaty pale ale. This one is hopped with Citra and Idaho 7. Walks the line between bright tropical fruit, and earthy-herbaceousness.
Dragon Reborn – 6.1% ABV: We opened with a beer called False Dragon. It was an imitator of the true Dragon Reborn! This is a slightly stronger beer, with a small amount of flaked rye for an even creamier body. We dry hopped with the same combination of Hallertau Blanc and Mosaic, but this time Cryo Mosaic for an even punchier dank-winey aroma. Fermented with a strain we’re using for the first time, pushing stonefruit aromatics.
Cheater Hops #7 – 7.2% ABV: Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra! Back to the original hop combo of Cheater Hops #1 but with a different base, grist and yeast. This yeast is a less expressive strain than our house English ale letting one of your favorite combos shine even more with assertive notes of grapefruit, tangerine, passionfruit backed by a mild but balanced piney hop note!
Cedar Hops – 7.2% ABV: Cheater Hops #7 infused with Spanish cedar spirals! It’s a really interesting wood, best known as a common material for cigar humidors. It really amplifies the grapefruit notes of the base beer, along with adding spicy sandalwood flavors that linger long into the finish. It’s a big-batch variant, so everyone can get growler fills.
Snip Snap – 8.4% ABV: Batch #3 of our hazy Double IPA. We started by dry hopping it with 66 lbs of Citra for melon and citrus aromatics… then dry hopped it again with 66 lbs of Galaxy for passionfruit and tropical aromatics. It’s rich, but with enough bitterness to balance the juicy flavors.
** Variants are only available for growler fills to Sap or Founders club members in their Magic Growler.
No cans currently, next release will be July!