Basil is back!

Yep, that’s right.  Basil is on tap this weekend.  People always ask, “what’s the Basil taste like?”  My answer has been the same since day one “I’ll give you one guess.”

It goes on tap Thursday evening.

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New Cheeseboard…New Beer…New Wine

Every so often we change up things at the brewery and this week we are reinventing our Cheese Board with a subtle change…We are keeping the Sage Derby (That’s never leaving), and the Horseradish but we are adding a Claret Wine Cheddar – Very sharp with a bit of a wine aroma and the other addition is a Havarti Dill that is nice and creamy.

To kick off the new cheese board we have added a few wines from Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia.  Their Sangria, Rosabella, and Peach wines are now in stock.

Lastly we actually have some new beer as well!  Before this our hoppiest beer was our Simcoe Sorachi Ace IPA.  We have topped that one.  Measuring in at 100 IBU’s we have a totally sessionable beer made with Galaxy Hops for bittering which add a huge Grapefruit flavor.   Those are backed up with Citra Hops for Aroma.  The finished product is a hopped up beer that won’t knock you on your ass coming in at 4.9% ABV.

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Closed July 4th

We will be closed Friday but stop back in on Saturday!  Enjoy the day off!

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Great Article from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/munch/2014/06/26/Munch-goes-to-The-Ball-Joint-and-Beaver-Brewing/stories/201406260167

If you get a chance check out the above link…Nice review of our place as well as my favorite place to grab a bite to eat in the city.

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French Styled Biere De Garde

We make this style of beer with all Strisselspalt Hops which have some of the lowest Alpha Acids in the business (2.4% AA).  What this means is it is NOT a very hoppy craft beer.  This is very similar to a traditional Pilsner made with Ale yeast…

Light and easy to drink!

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Three New Brews on Tap…

One of our more requested beers is a one-off we did last summer.  The Double I.Porter.A.  We are also bringing back our Sorghum Pale Ale (Sorghum is gluten-free), and a newbie to the lineup – The Irish Red Head.

Double I.Porter.A – Double the Roasted Malts give this version of the beer a Jet Black Color (53 SRM for beer nerds) and a very intense flavor…great mixed with the Kolsch for a REALLY BLACK and Tan.

Irish Red Head – This is a traditional Irish Red, 4.9% ABV and a deep red color.  Only Williamette Hops were used in this.

Sorghum Pale Ale – Made this last year as well.  While it is not classified as a Gluten-Free beer, Sorghum contains no gluten.   Please note if you have a gluten allergy that this beer touches equipment that other gluten contacts.  Made exclusively with Sorachi Ace Hops.

The first two are on tap this week…might squeeze in the Sorghum on Saturday if all goes well!

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Nintendo 8-Bit Lounge is Open!!!

If there is one thing we have maybe even too much of at the brewery it is space.  Instead of just tables and chairs we wanted to add something unique…last week we were able to do that.  We had our “soft” opening of the 8-Bit lounge which includes your grandmas couch, a recliner, coffee table full of beer mags, and of course – a working Nintendo.

We’ve got classics like Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Spy Hunter and Super Tecmo Bowl and many others.  In the future we will be having some tournaments at the brewery so get start honing your skills now!

We feel this is the perfect fit to our Pinball Parlor in the back, stay tuned for even more cool additions to the brewpub!

Nintendo lounge

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Watermelon Wheat is on Tap!

Years in the making it is finally ready to be on tap!  Here is a video about the release.

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Tangerine Nightmare Pale Ale

Every so often I have a little leftover of this, of that, and even some of that.  Eventually I put it altogether and voila…a beer is born.

This year it was a bunch of Rye Malt and also some Munich Malt that needed to be used.  I also had a new hop from Germany – Mandarina Bavaria.   This hop has very high Myrcene Oils measuring over 70% (in beer nerd speak this usually means very citrusy).   They pack an intense Tangerine aroma and flavor, nice and orange like.

Anyway the end result is a very high ABV beer (a tad over 9%) that has a very smooth citrus finish.  If all goes well we will be tapping it on Saturday the 24th!

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Fresh Kvass On Tap This Friday and more Pumpkin Hummus and Beer Cheese Dip!

We have a brand new kvass  made with double the amount of raisins and lemons that we usually use.  It is also made with a dark Russian Bread.  This version has a nice tart lemony taste.

We will also have some more pumpkin hummus and beer cheese dip (made with our Simcoe Sorachi Ace IPA).

Stop in this weekend for one of our 13 beers made on tap!

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