Available Beers

 

 Available Beers 5/19

Draft, Single Cans, and 500 mL Bottled Beers

Selz-Out: Transfusion Cocktail – Hard Seltzer – 4.9% ABV ($3.25/6.5): Based on the classic golf course cocktail this seltzer is built on Concord grapes with ginger and a touch of lime zest for a warm day refresher!  

Growth Rings – Three-Year Blend 5.0% ABV ($18 – 500mL BOTTLE): Each year a tree creates a new layer of sapwood under its bark, a growth ring, recording the tree’s life. So too we add new oak barrels to our sour program each year, slowly expanding. This blend is a cross-section, with barrels selected from our three years of brewing. The younger barrels provide lemon and mineral vibrancy while the older ones bring oaky depth and earthiness. Order 500 mL Bottle/$16 

Bottle Silverᴳ – Dry Hopped Pilsner – 5.1% ABV ($6.5 – 16oz CAN): The German Reinheitsgebot (German beer law) has been updated several times over the centuries. One of the most recent updates (2012) finally allowed dry hopping! While we brewed this Pilsner with heirloom German Pilsner malt, we dry hopped it with American-grown Sterling. Sterling is a hybrid of German, Czech, and American varieties and inherits herbal-spice from the European parentage to go with citrusy notes. Order 4-pack/$16

Bottle Greenᴳ – German Pilsner – 5.1% ABV ($3.25/6.5): The recipe is simple: German Pilsner malt and water from Liberty Lake in the mash, Hallertau Perle in the kettle, and a malt-forward German lager strain in the tank. Some brewers say that Pilsner is the most difficult beer style to brew because it doesn’t hide mistakes. We did our best! The result is grainy, grassy, and crispy. Difficult for us to brew, but easy for you to drink! Order 4-pack/$16

Snip Snap Session – DDH Pale Ale – 5.2% ABV ($3.25/6.5): Ever want to drink a Snip Snap after mowing the lawn or while cooking dinner, but grab something lower ABV instead? Our goal with Snip Snap Session was to cram all of the same saturated tropical Galaxy and citrusy Citra hop aromatics into a more drinkable package! We upped the oats and wheat to ramp up the mouthfeel. Order 4-pack/$17

Drink It Down – English Brown – 5.2% ABV ($3.25/6.5): This isn’t an India Brown Ale, or a Sour Brown, or an Imperial Brown. It’s just a classic Brown brewed with English Maris Otter, Chocolate, and Caramel malts. Hopped with Crystal, and fermented with our house English Ale. The result has notes of coffee ice cream, toasted bread, and orange marmalade. Order 4-pack/$15

Fluffy Pop – Maple-Blueberry Sour – 5.4% ABV ($7.5 – 16 oz CAN): This beer starts with a malty beer laying a round base for us to pour on jammy blueberry puree and Grade A Dark Robust maple syrup. The finished beer has a sweet-sour balance with the blueberry leading. The maple provides richness with woodsy notes countering the berries. The perfect treat when you’re out of pancake mix! Order 4-pack/$18

Plush Punch – Fruit Punch Sour – 5.5% ABV ($3.75/7.5): This isn’t your typical Sapwood Cellars sour beer. It wasn’t aged in barrels. It wasn’t mix-fermented by a wild culture. We didn’t source local fruit. What it does have is a punch of fruit flavor from raspberry, cherry, apricot, and pineapple! It’s the sort of sour beer we want to drink on a hot summer day where a refreshing beverage is more important than nuance and complexity! Order 4-pack/$18

Upper Bound: Apricot (2020) – Barrel-Aged Frutied Sour – 5.9% ABV ($22 – 500 mL BOTTLE): Most of our fruited beers are about subtlety. Our aim is a harmonious balance of beer, barrel, acidity, and fruit. For the Upper Bound series, we showcase our favorite fruits, subtlety be damned! For the first entry we opted for apricots, and added over 5 lbs per gallon. The result is an all-encompassing fruit flavor and bold acidity. Minimal sweetness, other than the perception provided by the fruit aroma. In House Only

Muscle Memory– Hazy West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV ($3.75/7.5): Before he started at Sapwood, our brewer Ken brewed West-Coast IPAs all day every day. He can still brew one without thinking about it! We “Sapwood-ified” the recipe with all New Zealand Nectaron hops for a supersaturated grapefruit and pineapple hop flavor and aroma. Don’t expect a clear or dry beer… but it’s clearer and drier than our standard IPAs!

Everything But the Pit – Barrel-Aged Stone Fruit Sour – 6.6% ABV ($18 – 500mL BOTTLE): We brewed an orange-hued base, then mixed-fermented in barrels with a blend of our house-culture and the house culture from our friends at Aslin (Alexandria, VA). After 11 months, it emerged onto yellow peaches and nectarines from Milburn Orchards (Elkton, MD). The result has snappy acidity, with enough body and sweetness to support the intense pie-like stone fruit aromatics! Order 500 mL Bottle/$16

Golden Granny – Cider 6.8% ABV ($12 – 500mL BOTTLE): Pressed from a blend of Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, York, and Ida Red apples from Virginia. Fermented with our house culture. The result is tart and snappy, with a bright apple-forward aroma followed by some earthiness.

Shadows Paler – Hellesbock – 7.6% ABV ($3.75/7.5): Not all bocks are dark, for the warmer weather there are paler bocks! Still loaded with bready maltiness from toasted German Vienna and Munich, but without as much sweetness or heaviness. Our version has a dose of Tettnang hops in the whirlpool for a little herbal-spice, even after more than a month off lagering! Order 4-pack/$18

Stallion Cover – Blended B.A. Saison – 7.7% ABV ($14 – 500mL BOTTLE): Stallion Cover is a blend of two threads: 45% young rye saison aged in stainless steel, and 55% old wine-barrel-aged pale sour brewed with unmalted wheat and aged hops. The result is a beer with tartness and fruitiness that will continue to evolve as time passes, developing funkier and earthier aromatics. Order 500 mL Bottle/$12

Hallow Bright – Hazy IPA – 7.8% ABV ($3.75/7.5): Name a more iconic duo than Citra and IPA.. I’ll wait. We brewed this new hazy IPA with Citra in the kettle, Citra in the dry hop, and double-concentrated Citra Cryo for a second dry hop. The result is luscious melon, citrus, and vanilla aromatics. Sort of like Rings of Light, but 50% more everything! Order 4-pack/$19

Tropical Juicius** – Pastry DIPA – 8.1% ABV ($4.25/8.5): A new entry in our “Juicius” series this time with tropical juices! We infused this keg of Shard Blade with citrus zest and vanilla beans, then added passion, orange, guava, and mango juices/nectars! It’s fruity with some sweetness and creaminess to balance the hoppiness! No Growlers

Grapefruit Hallow – Grapefruit DIPA – 8.1% ABV ($4.25/8.5): We enjoyed Grapefruit Rings so much that we gave the same treatment to its bigger brother Hallow Bright! After dry hopping with Citra® and Citra Cryo® we infused this IPA with the fresh zest of more than 100 grapefruits. Out of a glass expect citrusy citrus on the nose and citrusy hops on the palate! Order 4-pack/$20

Shard Blade – Hazy DIPA – 8.8% ABV ($4.25/8.5): We paired two of our favorite hops (Mosaic and Galaxy) and dry-hopped twice for this new Double IPA! The result is a gigantic tropical hop aroma, with subtle bitterness balancing the malt sweetness. We used the Conan strain to push stonefruit aromatics. Otherwise it’s what you expect from us: hazy, juicy hops, and soft oatiness. Order 4-pack/$21

Hazelnut Sappuccino – Coffee Barleywine – 10.0% ABV ($9.5 – 16oz CAN): Starting with our sweet caramel-froward barleywine we tried to create a coffee-house classic, the hazelnut latte! To accomplish this we aged it on 180 lbs of toasted hazelnuts, a pound of Madagascar vanilla beans, and 20 lbs of light-roast coffee beans. Order 2-pack/$14

Arillus – Pomegranate Dark Sour – 10.3% ABV ($18 – 500mL Bottle): Pomegranate provides a wonderful depth of fruit flavor to this intense barrel-aged sour ale. Its notes of cherry, plum, and berry suffuse a core of caramel, leather, and chocolate notes from the malt and barrel. Residual malt sweetness strives to balance acidity and warmth creating a ponderous ale intended for sipping and sharing. Order 500 mL Bottle/$16

Edge Piece – Chocolate Vanilla Stout – 10.6% ABV ($4.25/8.5 – 5/10oz POURS): This imperial stout is inspired by the crispy edge of a brownie. Cacao nibs and vanilla beans add the expected chocolate flavor while the English and German roasted malts in the base provide the toasty almost-charred flavors of baking in the oven. Caramel malts impart sweetness and depth of dessertiness. Order 2-pack/$14

CBW – Cognac BarleyWine – 11.8% ABV ($24 – 500mL BOTTLE): For our first barrel-aged barleywine we targeted a midpoint between the American and English styles. The malt is English with Maris Otter and English Extra Dark Crystal, intensified by a six-hour boil. The fermentation and hopping are New World, with significant bitterness and fruitiness from a dose of Australian Galaxy mid-boil. After more than a year in an over-sized (106 gallon) French Cognac puncheon the beer is not obviously hoppy, instead blending with the fruitiness of the Cognac to create a beautiful red apple character that plays off the intense caramel and sherry-like oxidative notes. IN HOUSE ONLY

Old Nails – Stock Ale – 12.2% ABV ($18 – 375 mL BOTTLE): Once in a great while we “pull a nail” from a barrel that is so singularly delicious that we can’t improve it. Old Nails is Barrel #46, unblended and uncarbonated. The peculiar base beer was inspired by English Stock Ale and Belgian Oud Bruin. Allow it to warm in your glass releasing the aromas of fig from the malt, leather from the house culture, and oak to fill your nose. The balance of mild acidity, caramel sweetness, and red fruit on the palate isn’t quite likely any other beer we’ve tasted! In House Only

** Variants are only available for growler fills to 2022 Sap and Founders Club members.

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Coming Soon

Sekund Cab Franc – Wine Grape Wit – 5.0% ABV ($3.25/6.5): We created this beer by aging our Belgian Wit on second-use Cabernet Franc wine grapes. The result is an intense strawberry-like aroma mingled with gentle spices and mixed-fermentation funk! The grapes provide a beautiful magenta color too!

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