About twice a year we brew our English Styled Pale Ale with Summit Hops. In general, Summit hops are very up front and usually dominate the beer. We however use an English Styled yeast that mutes hop flavor and you are left with a very clean Pale Ale with a nice malty backbone that is under 5% ABV.
This (As well as 11 other beers) will be on tap all weekend!
Our Special Cocktail this week is “Tropical Bliss”. Strawberry Juice, muddled Kiwi, and Vodka!
You may have or have not had a beer cocktail…if you have not, I feel sad for you. They are wonderful. A bit scary, but once you break the seal you’ll never want a “regular” beer again.
This weekend we will have 4 available, and we put this little video together to show you how we make it and what they are all about! This is the weekend to give one a try since we are taking $1 off all beer cocktails all weekend!
The “House” beer cocktail is easily the most popular we serve. Gin. IPA. Orange Juice. Rosemary. Happy. Check out the video to see what you are missing.
We are also tapping a new beer on Friday…The Full Nelson Sauvin. We wanted to kick up our Regular Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale and turn it into a double IPA. The normal is around 5.5% ABV…this one is 8%. We also added more hops for a bit more of a bite. Only making this once so get it in while you can!
We are open today! Opening at 4 pm and pouring two new cocktails. The Pearless Whisper made with Pear Juice and Demeter Whiskey from Wigle Whiskey. Also have Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Coffee and Bourbon hot cocktail as well.
This season give the gift of beer! We will fill any 64 oz growler with any beer you would like for only $10! We will also fill any 32 oz. growler for only $7. We saved some beers from earlier in the year to have for this weekend so you will see our S’More is Better Stout and Got Pumpkin Stout on tap again.
We have a pretty nice lineup to complement those beers as well!
One of our most popular beers we tap annually is known by regulars as “The Harmonist”. The beer is based of a 200 year old recipe unearthed at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. We were commissioned by the organization to recreate what looks to be the only beer the Harmonists made. I guess they found something they liked and decided to stick with it. The beer was the first beer in US history to be distributed in multiple states.
The recipe was in Swabic German so it took awhile to translate, but the wait was worth it. The end result is a porter-like beer that is incredibly smooth, a touch sweet, lightly hopped, and it packs a lot of flavor for a beer under 4.5% ABV.
We are also starting HOT cocktails. Everything from Double Hot Chocolate Rum Cocktails, to Hot Toddy’s, to Mint and Green Tea! A full menu debuts this Thursday.
Each week in December we will be tapping a fresh beer. To start this weekend we are tapping a single hopped Blonde ale to accent a brand new hop from Germany – Hallertau Blanc. This is one of the most wild hop flavors we have encountered…Pineapple, Tropical Fruit, and actual sweetness. Very strange indeed!
Also this month we are tapping a Apple Blosson Braggot (beer made from Honey).
Towards the end of the month we will be tapping are almost famous Harmonist Schwarzbier. It is based of a recipe from the 1820’s that was recovered at Olde Economy Village in Ambridge. Very classic styled beer that is always one of the most popular beers we have on tap!
We are open one Wednesday a year and that is coming up this week! We do our Pecan Pie beer. A brown ale with real Pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. This year we did an additional batch and aged it in a Four Roses Bourbon barrel for six months for a pretty amazing result.
In addition, we have two specialty cocktails. First is our “Cough Medicine”. A honey/orange Bourbon with cranberry juice and our house made ginger Soda. We are bringing back our Ginger Peach cocktail as well since it is the most requested cocktail we have. See you Wednesday!
Like Hockey? Kids? Beer? If the answers are yes we have an event for you this weekend. On Saturday Nov. 12th we are doing a fundraiser at the brewery to benefit the Pittsburgh Emperor Special Hockey team for kids.
Their goal is “to educate and encourage all individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to participate in the sport of Ice Hockey within an environment that is adapted to levels of the athletes participating”
And all you have to do to help is buy beer! We are doing a VERY limited bottle release of a NEW Blueberry Gose and for each bottle purchased $2.50 will go towards the charity. For each draft of the Gose purchased $1.00 will go towards the charity.
We will also have some raffle prized. There are 4 bottles of our Broadway Double Cup of Joe Stout to be given away. And there will also be a VERY special prize raffled away. One lucky winner will get a Pint of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Pecan Pie on Saturday in advance of Pecan Pie Day. We will be drawing the tickets at or around 9pm and you have to be there (at least for the Pecan Pie) to claim you gift. $1 per ticket with all the money going to the charity.