Dark brown Belgian-style ale fermented with date sugar and a unique yeast strain from West Flanders. Rich stone fruit malt flavour that finishes surprisingly crisp and dry due to a brief lactic fermentation.
Combining the best of two great beer styles, Hoppy Medium is an aggressive American Brown Ale. A roasted, malty backbone with a hint of sweetness is complimented by a citrusy hop finish. It’s an IPA. It’s a brown ale. It’s a Hoppy Medium.
The Duck-Rabbit’s Scotch Ale is a full-bodied, deep copper-colored treasure. Bold and malty, this beer’s sweetness comes from a massive quantity of grain complemented by some serious kettle caramelization. The flavor is rounded out by a warming alcohol sensation.
The Kilt Flasher is a hearty Scottish ale with a rich, warming complexity perfect for the onset of winter. Brown with ruby highlights, it’s an ale packed with toffee and toasted malt flavors. Much like the early Scottish settlers of the Virginia Highlands, it has a robustness that stands up to anything. Enjoy a pint today and expose yourself to great beer. Brown, Robust, Toffee.
Brett Saison Brewed with Pilsner malt, wheat malt, rye, and oats, hopped with Calypso and Bramling Cross hops. A portion of the wort was left unhopped and inoculated with lactobacillus, and then blended in with rest of wort once the desired acidity level was achieved. Fermented with our house saison yeast as well as an experimental brettanomyces strain. The beer was also dry-hopped first with Lemon Verbena (from Phil at World Tea House) then Huell Melon hops. Funky, bright, lemony, tart.
Here's a sampling of the best beers being released in the coming week around the nation.
All thanks to our releases team: Kyle Andrus (Canada), James Walker (California), Jason Langendorf, (Pacific Coast), John Barree (Mid-Atlantic), Kent Dolphay (Upper Mid-West), Jake Lampert (Lower Mid-West), MA Parker (Mountains), Ken Goyette (North East Coast), Tucker Anders (Upper South), Travis Campo (Deep South).
Christmas Saison with pomegranate and maple syrup. 6.9%
Dark Ale Dark, hoppy and (imperceptibly) gluten-free, this beer doesn't know what it is – and we mean that as a compliment. With hints of roast, caramel and dark Belgian candi syrup, it has the body of a dark. But with the dry-hopping of Cascade and Centennial hops, it has much of the character of an IPA (6.0% ABV).
From KC Beer Scouts: "Nothing goes with stuffing better than sweet potatoes. Ok, that’s a stretch, obviously turkey is the best thing to pair with stuffing, but we think that Pennywise Sweet Tater Ale from Big Rip Brewing Company would be a great pick to balance out savory elements of stuffing." American Amber/Red Ale, 5.5% ABV, 20 IBU
This particular beer is known as Coffeehouse. It's a seasonally available Milk Stout brewed with a generous amount of Guatemala Antigua coffee. There's a noticeably sweet character but we don't shy away from the coffee's bitter nature. It's the coffee drinker's coffee stout.
A distinctly Pacific Northwest beer with a far-out backstory, Ground Control is the product of culture placed in a rocket and launched 77.5 miles into space. Back on Earth, Ninkasi brewed this spacefaring culture in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs for a dark, malty, sweet stout with a slightly bitter finish (10% ABV).