Our Mashing Pumpkins, a Pumpkin Stout, will be on tap 10/2! We will be tapping our other pumpkin beer…Busta Nutmeg on 10/9. Check back this Thursday for our latest video about making Pumpkin Beer.
Oktoberfest is here and we are celebrating with our version of a German Oktoberfest beer. We make a German Pale Ale annually with Pilsner and Munich Malts paired with German Merkur and Magnum Hops. The hops give the normally very malty beer a earthy yet refreshing finish. On tap til its gone!
Oddly enough we are announcing our Pumpkin beers now…it seems odd because you probably started seeing these pop up in stores on July 1st. Ours will be released in October, when it should be.
You can’t make a pumpkin beer in April because pumpkins aren’t in season yet. This is one of the only things in the craft beer world that gets me worked up…people making pumpkin beers without pumpkin, then releasing them when it is 95 degrees outside…back on topic…
This year we will be making TWO separate pumpkin beers. One will be a Pumpkin Stout guest brewed by our assistant brewer Nate Banks who brought you “The Clockwork Orange” earlier this year.
The second will be a Pumpkin Saison brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and cloves. We hope they are both on by the 2nd week of October, hopefully earlier!
We know of the next three beers we will be making. Our first should tap 9/18…One of my Personal Favorites…The German Pale Ale. Consider it a “hoppy Ocktoberfest”. We add plenty of German Magnum, Merkur, and Hallertauer hops to this one for a rich earthy aroma and taste…truly unique.
In addition to this we will be making two pumpkin beers this year. One will be in the stout/porter vein, the other will be something completely off the wall. Stay Tuned!
Possibly the longest name in Beer history…
This beer is made with Lapsang Souchong, a smoked black tea that packs an uber roasted/smokey aroma and flavor to the beer. To balance out the smokiness, we paired it with a malty Imperial Brown Ale (7.4% ABV) and 8 pounds of local honey for a sweet finish.
Santiam Hops are used to provide a hint of spiciness. This is on tap now at the brewery and is our one and only (we do one a year) smoked beer. So if this is your thing try it now!
This Thursday we will be tapping some more fresh kvass made with Mint and Lavender.
We also infused some of our Vanilla Bean Caramel Cream Ale with Oak Chips that were soaked in Whiskey. These should be available next week.
And lastly, we have a new fresh hopped ale that we brewed and should be on tap in the beginning of September. We used fresh Saaz and Teamaker hops for a really crisp finishing beer.
While we do have the I.Porter.A on just about 52 weeks a year we change it up from time to time…right now we have its’ older, bigger brother, Double I.Porter.A on tap.
For our next tapping of the brewery mainstay we are using fresh hops (meaning they are picked and used in the beer on the same day) in this one. Freshly picked Cascade and Hallertauer went into the most recent batch. I find it gives the beer a cleaner bitterness…find out yourself as we tap it on Friday.
When I put this in the que for beers to be made this summer I assumed it would be around 90 degrees this week and this would be the perfect thirst quencher…well, the later is true but you’ll have to enjoy it with just sunshine and no heat!
The farmhouse ale is brewed with the last of our locally grown barley. We also are using hops from our “hop farm” here in Beaver County. To top it off we added some lemon peels to the fermenter for a hint of citrus. Goes on tap this Thursday.
Don’t forget about our pinball tournament on Friday, it starts at 8 pm.
We decided with the popularity of the first batch of Watermelon Wheat we would go for it again but with a bit more watermelon….its back on tap tonight and it will probably last as long as the last batch so stop in early if you want it!
This weekend (Saturday) we are having our first 8-bit Tecmo Super Bowl Tourny at the brewery. Cost is $10 to join. We will start playing promptly at 6pm. Details are here.
TECMO BOWL TOURNAMENT
We Also have a Pinball Tournament to kick off the World Championships at PAPA. Very fun easy to play format. Details are here.
Beaver Brewing Pre-Papa Pinball Tourny
Last but not least is a favorite at the brewery, the Double Vanilla Bean Caramel Cream Ale made with a half pound of REAL vanilla beans. This is being tapped Friday. We are also experimenting with adding some whiskey soaked wood chips to a few small batches…those should be released in the future…we hope!