Light-bodied, dry, and citrusy is still the battle cry. Snaggletooth Bandana, Hexafoos, and Butterfly Flashmob are in good supply around town. None More Black is, too, and hits all those attributes, but swap citrus for dank pine resin. In new releases, here's what's what.
Our Belg0-American wheat ale combines a fruity Belgian yeast with a blend of noble and American hops for a complex wave of grassy, citrusy aromatics in a light-bodied, easy-drinking beer made in homage to those of us stuck in conversation with guys out there who always just fucking have to take it there. Our hope is that calling attention to this leads to more comfortable interactions for all. Now available on draft and in bottles. Read more about Mr. Inappropriate. #yesyoubro
Our not-at-all hoppy collaboration with Stone Brewing Co. Seriously--it's not an IPA, and it's totally malt- and yeast-driven. A red farmhouse ale delicately flavored with crushed rosehips. We know, you "expected something different" but if we went around meeting everyone's expectations, we would have been doctors and lawyers like Grams wanted anyway, and then we wouldn't be making any beer at all. Seriously though, it's complex, delicate, drinkable, and flavorful. Available on draft, early July. Read more about Pyrros.
I really love finding a stellar example of true-to-style Kölsch like Metropolitan Krankshaft or the one that occasionally pops up at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. There's nothing like that fresh, bready, floral, fruity, crisp flavor. We took it one step in a weird direction and made our Kölsch black. That's right, a black Kölsch, because we said so. If you promise not to tell your first-gen German-American relatives, we promise this isn't like that time your dad tried to pass off the dry-as-a-bone, crunchy product of his grill-man dereliction as "blackened chicken." We added a light touch of roasted malt to the traditional recipe that you might sneak past you if your eyes were closed. Available on draft, mid July. Read more about Eigengrau.
Boom, clap, bang, bizzazzle! It's Cascadian dark ale time. Like a black-sky thunderhead of chocolate, roasted malt flavor with strobes of resinous and citrusy American hops. It's the Helen Hunt-Bill Paxton one-two punch of dark and hoppy, without the shitty melodrama and disposable plot line. Available in bottles and draft, late July. Read more about Major Big Time.
Each month we will give you a preview of what to expect in the way of beer releases. In no way are we saying we’ll actually meet your expectations–just set them. If this sounds good to you, you should probably reevaluate every important relationship in your life. Like, now.