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!
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!
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.
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…
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!
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!